DRAFT Report of the Instream Flow Pilot Program

The DRAFT Report of the Instream Flow Pilot Program has been published, and is available online at:

http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/rivers/instream/report.htm

The public (and the LMAC) is invited to submit comments on the DRAFT Report of the Instream Flow Pilot Program. The public comment period will be open September 1, 2015 through October 25, 2015.

Comments submitted in writing should be addressed to: Wayne Ives, NHDES, PO Box 95, Concord, NH 03302-0095 or by email to Wayne.Ives@des.nh.gov.

Comments will also be taken at three public hearings. Click on the link above for hearing dates and locations.

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LMAC Meeting & Lake Visit – July 23, 2015

The LMAC met on July 23, 2015 at Ossipee Lake. The business meeting was held at Lynnski’s Restaurant in Center Ossipee, NH from 9:30 – 11:10 AM. The lake tour started and ended at the Totem Pole Campground in Freedom, NH from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Addresses and directions are below.

Post-Meeting Documents:

2006 Lake Forum Presentation – Overview of State Agency Roles and Mandates Regarding Lakes

Directions:

Business Meeting: Lynnski’s Restaurant, 530 Route 25 East, Center Ossipee, NH

Since we are all coming from different locations, please put the address into your GPS or phone to determine your preferred route.

Lake Tour: Totem Pole Campground, 251 Pequawket Trail, Freedom, NH

  • From the restaurant, travel east on Route 25 for 2.4 miles
  • Turn left (at blinking yellow light) onto Route 153 North, travel 1.2 miles
  • Turn left onto Ossipee Lake Road, travel 4.8 miles
  • Turn left onto Pequawket Trail, travel south for approximately 1.2 miles and turn right into Totem Pole Campground.
  • Stop at the Entry Station to check-in (they will ask for your name) and get a pass for your vehicle.

Meeting Documents:

2015.07.23 LMAC Meeting Agenda

2015.06.25 JOINT Meeting Minutes DRAFT

Ossipee Lake Map (B&W copies will be provided at the meeting)

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Joint LMAC/RMAC Meeting – June 25, 2015

A Joint Meeting of the LMAC and RMAC was held Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The meeting location was hosted by the New Hampshire Rivers Council at the Conservation Center at 54 Portsmouth Street, Concord. The meeting was open to the public.

Meeting Materials:

2015.06.25 JOINT Meeting Agenda

2015.04.13 DRAFT LMAC Minutes
2015.04.13 Draft JOINT RMAC/LMAC Meeting Minutes

Future of the Rivers & Lakes Programs Approaches – June 25, 2015
Future of the Rivers & Lakes Programs Questions – June 25, 2015

RMPP-LMPP Statute Comparison – A side-by-side comparison of the Rivers (RSA 483) and Lakes (RSA 483-B) Programs statutes.

Statutory Responsibilities of the Shoreland Advisory Committee

EPA’s a-i Watershed-based Plans – Summary of Nine Required Elements – This is provided as background information for our discussion about ways to fund the creation and implementation of lake and river management plans.

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LMAC Meeting – April 13, 2015

The next LMAC meeting will be held Monday, April 13, 2015, and will include a joint meeting with the RMAC as well as a regular LMAC meeting. The meeting will be held at the NHDES Offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. All three meetings are open to the public.

Schedule:

RMAC: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
LMAC: 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Joint Meeting: 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM

We expect to have a working lunch during the Joint Meeting with pizza available for those who prefer not to bring their own lunch.

NEW! Post-Meeting Documents:

LMAC Meeting:
Decline of Loons on Squam Lake – Presentation by Tiffany Grade, Loon Preservation Committee

Joint Meeting:
Stream Order Mapping – Presentation by Neil Olson, NH Geological Survey
NH River Order – Excerpt of Presentation by David Rosengarten, NHDES

LMAC Meeting Documents:

2015.04.13 LMAC Agenda

2015.02.18 Draft LMAC Minutes
2015.02.18 Draft JOINT Minutes

Squam Lake Loon Initiative – We will have a presentation from Tiffany Grade about this study. Click the link for more information!

SLR 2015-003 a-d MeredithVote Required
Renew leases of 4 waterfront parcels, 58′ – 1351′, on Lakes Winnipesaukee and Waukewan in Meredith for dock and mooring field access.
SLR 2015-005 a-h LaconiaVote Required (added 4/9/15)
Renew leases of 8 waterfront railroad parcels to abutters for use and maintenance of pedestrian crossings, docks and waterfront access.

JOINT Meeting Documents:

2015.04.13 JOINT Meeting Agenda

RMAC & LMAC 02.18.2015 DRAFT Strawman regarding SPA (reposted with minor revision)
SAC Ad-Hoc Subcommittee 11.10.2014 Summary and Conclusions regarding SPA (reposted)
Future of the Rivers and Lakes Programs- 2015.02.18 Discussion Notes
Future of the Rivers and Lakes Program- 2015.02.18 Slides

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LMAC Meeting – February 18, 2015

The next LMAC meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 18, 2015, and will include a joint meeting, beginning at 11:35 AM, with the RMAC as well as a regular LMAC meeting. The meeting will be held at the NH Fish & Game Offices, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. All three meetings are open to the public, and LMAC members are welcome to attend the RMAC meeting as well.

Schedule:

RMAC: 9:00 – 11:20 AM
Joint Meeting: 11:35 AM – 1:30 PM
LMAC: 1:45 – 3:45 PM

Lunch will be BYO, or you may order pizza ahead of time. See meeting email sent on 2/12 for more information.

Post-Meeting Documents:

Lake Trophic Survey Program Presentation

Joint LMAC/RMAC Meeting Documents:

2015.02.18 Joint LMAC/RMAC Meeting Agenda

RMAC & LMAC 02.18.2015 DRAFT Strawman regarding SPA
SAC Ad-Hoc Subcommittee 11.10.2014 Summary and Conclusions regarding SPA

LMAC Meeting Documents:

2015.02.18 LMAC Agenda

2014.07.17 DRAFT LMAC Minutes

The current 2015 Legislation Tracking Spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page of the LMAC blog. The committee will be determining which 2015 bills the LMAC should track, and for which bills the committee should submit letters of testimony.

2013 PWAAB Annual Report (requested by LMAC members at the July meeting)

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