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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Operations Information
List of Specific Station Operations

Current Watershed Operations Information - Mascoma, Suncook, Salmon Falls, Powwow, Soucook, Lamprey, Exeter and Piscataquog

Station: Lovell Lake (Wakefield)

Lovell Lake dam is located at the west end of the lake in Wakefield.

The following parameter is currently
being measured at this site:

Lovell Lake Stage (Lake Elevation)

Summer Operations
Lake level is maintained at full pond. Full pond is equal to zero 
on local gauge at dam, or, top of stop logs at the dam.

Seasonal Fall Drawdown
Water level is drawn down starting after Columbus day, 
reaching three feet below full pond level most years. 
This is done by removing stop logs at the dam.  
Every 4th year, there is a 4'drawdown (2003,2007,2011,2015, etc.).

Spring Refill
Lake is refilled slowly during early winter months, 
then full pond is achieved after ice out.

Note: Water levels generally fluctuate in response to precipitation,
snowmelt, drought or other meteorological conditions. Target water levels 
are maintained by the adjustment of flows at the dam in response 
to these conditions.

Related Information

NH Department of Environmental Services | 29 Hazen Drive | PO Box 95 | Concord, NH 03302-0095
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