Lake Armington Association

P.O. Box 143  Piermont, NH 03779

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LAKE HEADLINES - February 28, 2021

 

ICE OUT CONTEST IS ON...GUESSES ARE DUE BY SUNDAY MARCH 7

To enter the Contest send your Guesses with Date,Time and AM/PM, plus your contact info to Carolyn Dorfman. This may be your year to WIN, there's no cost to enter. First, Second and Third Prizes will be awarded this summer. Here is the complete Ice Out Contest info.

 

Lake Armington Ice-Out Dates & Times since 2012

2020 - April 9 at 2:16 pm

2019 - April 25 at 11:27 am

2018 - May 1 at 5:17 am

2017 - April 19 at 12:55 pm

2016 - March 20 at 9:46 am

2015 - April 28 at 2:36 pm

2014 - April 24 at 9:45 am

2013 - April 16 at 3:33 pm

2012 - March 22 at 5:58 pm

 

Lake Armington January 2021  (Lynn DeMerchant)

 

Message from LAA President Lynn Dennison

Dear Members and Friends,

After a dry January many of us are enjoying a snowy February. But there are signs of warmer days approaching as we choose our dates for the spring Ice-Out, and Lynn DeMerchant is already working on our Lake Host grant application from NH Lakes. Mike Poole and Alice Wellington have been busy updating our Water Quality Reports on our website, so while you wait for summer, you can read all about how our lake is doing by all sorts of measures.

 

I hope you are all staying safe ad healthy and that you will be receiving your Covid vaccinations soon. Think summer!

 

Lynn Dennison

 

Lake Tarleton and Mt Moosilauke in February 2021  (Lynn Dennison)

 

UPDATED WATER QUALITY REPORT IS AVAILABLE NOW

Mike Poole and Alice Wellington updated the Water Quality Report with water sample data from 2014-2019 as well as all new charts. Quite a winter project. Hopefully an informative read about our lake.

 

Lake Host Program - Lynn DeMerchant

We are ready to start up the Lake Host program for 2021 on Memorial Day Weekend. Please remember to always, "Clean, Drain and Dry" your boat!"

 

Weed Watchers Program - Linda Kline

Our terrific group of weed watchers kept their eyes open last season for invasive aquatic plants, and we are happy to report no positive findings again this year. Looking forward to 2021.

 

Water Quality Program - Mike Poole

The Water Quality Report was updated over the winter with water sampling data from 2014 through 2019, and is available on this website here. Water testing will continue in 2021 as always, and Mike will provide updates during the summer season.

 

NHDES released a report at the end of August 2020, the NH Lake Trend Report, which comes out every 5 years. Read the NH Lake Trend Report at https://www.des.nh.gov/media/pr/2020/20200831-lake-trend.htm (Lake Armington is a mesotrophic lake in the Dartmouth Lake Sunapee region).

 

Snowman on January 2, 2021  (Lynn Dennison)

 

Water Quality and the PFAS Study

In late October 2020, Linda Kline and Ken Settel noticed state research boats gathering fish samples from both our lake and Lake Tarleton. After investigating, Linda learned that DES is conducting a study to generate state standards for PFAS surface water quality. Our lakes are being used to establish a reference point because we are considered an exceptionally clean lakes. PFAS are a group of 4 chemicals used since the 1940s, are widespread in the environment and are a potential health concern.  See the Fall Newsletter and https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/wqs/documents/r-wd-19-30.pdf

 

US Forest Service Lake Tarleton Project

Bob Dennison tells us the next milestone for this project will be the public notice in May 2021, with a decision in January 2022. See the Fall Newsletter with further info, and follow this project at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=56394

 

LAA Communications - Alice Wellington

LAA stays in touch with members and friends through Spring and Fall `Newsletters, the LAA website (www.lakearmington.org), the Lake Armington Directory, and email updates on activities (like the Ice Out Contest), volunteer project teams and gatherings like the Annual Meeting. Help us keep you informed and connected by letting Alice know your current contact info.

 

View from Piermont Mtn of Lakes Tarleton and Armington (Lynn Dennison)

 

Lake Armington Hats with Custom Patch - for Sale $20 each

 

These are very nicely made, quality hats with custom-designed patch of a Lake Armington scene. Make great gifts for lake lovers. We've kept the price at $20 each. Contact Lynn DeMerchant for more info and to place an order. Lynn can arrange shipping at $10 for one, $20 for two.

 

Contributions

We thank LAA members and friends for keeping our programs going with your dues and donations. 90% of our annual budget supports the Lake Host program. Your participation is key to our continued success. Please send your contributions to Lake Armington Association at PO Box 143 Piermont, NH 03779 or online at our LAA website's Donations page.

 

Board or Directors 2021

Lynn Dennison, President

Shirley Nicol, Vice President

Polly Tafrate, Past President

Kate Merritt, Treasurer

Sam Rounds, Recording Secretary

Arline Cochrane, Corresponding Secretary

Lynn DeMerchant

Carolyn Dorfman

James Jensen

Bill Musty

Ken Settel

Alice Wellington

 

Loon and chicks last summer (Lynn Dennison)

 

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