Lake Levels Regulated in Laconia
Fall is lake draw-down season, when lakes regulated by dams are allowed to drop so shoreline property owners can perform maintenance to their docks, boathouses or other waterfront structures.
That is, except, in the Lakes Region, where the lakes remain at their normal levels.
That’s because Lake Winnipesaukee doesn’t get drawn down in the fall, unlike other lakes. And Winni’s downstream lakes, Opechee and Winnisquam, are on an every-other-year schedule, and 2023 is an off year.
Heavy rains in June and July pushed lakes to record highs not seen since 1982.
Thanks to the Laconia Daily Sun for this story.