The next LMAC meeting will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Pawtuckaway State Park on Pawtuckaway Lake in Nottingham, New Hampshire. The business portion of the meeting will be held at the Group Picnic Shelter Pavilion, and the boat tour of the lake will leaving from the boat corral, which is within walking distance of the Pavilion.
The State Park address (for use with GPS units, etc.) is 40 Pawtuckaway Road, Nottingham, NH 03290. The State Park campground map with our meeting location highlighted can be downloaded here.
RSVPs are mandatory by noon on Tuesday, July 15th in order to arrange free park admittance and ensure that there is enough space in the boats for all attendees. Park staff at the gate will have a list of attendees who will be allowed into the park for the meeting without needing to pay.
- Dress appropriately for the lake.
- Bring your lunch! We will bring chips and cookies.
- Sunscreen and a hat are recommended.
9:30 – 11:00 am LMAC Business Meeting
11:00 – 11:10 am Instream Flow Program and Pawtuckaway Lake Introduction
11:10 – 11:20 am Walk to boats
11:20 am – 1:00 pm Pawtuckaway Lake Tour and Lunch on the Boats
2014.07.17 DRAFT LMAC Agenda
2014.03.31 DRAFT LMAC Minutes v2
Proposed LMAC P&L Subcommittee Policy and Procedure DRAFT
Link to information about the Water Quality Standards Advisory Committee.
Pawtuckaway Lake Map
PawPrints Article – Article about DES’ work with the Pawtuckaway Lake Improvement Association on Pawtuckaway Lake.
The surplus land review (SLR) described in the document below has been proposed for categorical exclusion status by the LMAC Chair and Vice Chair based on the de minimus impact that this lease is expected to have on Lake Winnipesaukee. According to LMAC procedures for categorical exclusions, LMAC members have the opportunity to review and comment on the SLR for one week. If no dissenting comments are received, LMAC staff will, on behalf of the committee, respond to CORD that the LMAC has no objection to the proposed SLR.
Please provide comments by COB June 16, 2014.
DOT proposes to lease approximately 2100 sq. ft. (15 ft. by 140 ft.) to the abutting property owner at 425 Lakeside Ave, Laconia. The owner has encroached on a DOT-owned railroad corridor by building a deck and maintaining a lawn that extend onto state land. No change in land use is proposed, no change in railroad operations will be necessary, and no access to the lake will be lost. DOT will require that the property owner build and maintain a stone wall on DOT property to discourage public access to the railroad by pedestrians.
SLR 14-023 LACONIA
An LMAC meeting was held Monday, March 31, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, with a subsequent public information session about the Wetlands Program Rulemaking and Process Improvement Effort from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The meetings was held at the NH DES Offices, rooms 111 and 112, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. LMAC members were encouraged to attend the Wetlands Program session.
LMAC Meeting Documents:
2014.03.31 LMAC Agenda
2013.12.05 DRAFT LMAC Minutes
2013.12.05 Draft JOINT RMAC/LMAC Minutes
Link to the most current version of the 2014 RMAC-LMAC Legislative Tracking Spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page.
Proposed LMAC P&L Subcommittee Policy and Procedure DRAFT
DES Lake Assessment Program Update – Trophic Survey Program Summary for LMAC_2014.03.31
DRAFT New Hampshire Non-Point Source Management Plan – Please read at least the Overview (page 1) and hopefully the Introduction (pages 2 -3) even if you do not have time to read the complete 88 page document.
Ossipee Lake Natural Area – background information
2014 PSU Report – “NH’s Citizens Value and Use Water in Many Ways” – Executive Summary
Wetlands Program Public Information Session:
Wetlands Program Discussion Guide
Wetlands Program Rulemaking and Process Improvement Effort - webpage and background information
LMAC Members: Please review the proposed Surplus Land Disposal below. Lakes Program staff are recommending a categorical exclusion with two conditions based on the de minimis impact on Laurel Lake resulting from the sale. If you disagree with this decision and feel that this SLR should be discussed and voted on in an LMAC meeting, please respond to Lakes Program staff by 12:00 PM on Thursday, February 20, 2014.
Summary: NHF&G is proposing to sell 1.5 acres to the town of Fitzwilliam near Laurel Lake. F&G had purchased the property with the idea of creating a parking area for users of the boat ramp that is directly across the street, but which is on a very narrow strip of land between the lake and the road such that there is no room for a parking lot next to the lake. Since the F&G purchase, the town has taken ownership of the boat ramp, and would like to purchase the property for a public parking area for users of the ramp. Because the sale of the property will maintain the use for which the property was originally purchased, and because it will enhance public access to the lake, we suggest not opposing the sale with two conditions: 1) the parking lot is truly public (the information provided indicates it will be, but there is nearby on-street parking limited to town residents for using the town beach, so we want to be sure) and 2) that stormwater BMPs, including maintenance of a forested buffer next to the road, be used to eliminate any runoff from the new parking area into the lake as a result of at least a 1-inch storm event. The lot is relatively steep, and runoff from it could be a significant source of pollution to the lake if the parking area is not built to prevent it.
SLR 14-020 FITZWILLIAM
The next LMAC meeting and joint LMAC/RMAC meeting will be held Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the NH Fish & Game Offices, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.
- LMAC Meeting 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
- Joint RMAC/LMAC Meeting- 11:00 AM – 1:15 PM
New! Post-Meeting Documents:
LMAC Meeting – SB60 Report, Chapter 245:1, Laws of 2009
- HB588 Report (NH F&G Sustainability)
Joint Meeting – Map of State Managed Land Abutting Water (as of 2007)
LMAC Meeting Documents:
2013.12.05 LMAC Meeting Agenda
2013.11.07 DRAFT LMAC Meeting Minutes
The list of proposed 2014 LSRs to track can be found on the Legislation page. We will be reviewing the 2014 LSRs to determine which ones the LMAC should track.
NH Comprehensive Lake Inventory – We will be presenting an overview of the NH Lake Inventory method developed by the LMAC in 2010. We recommend quickly skimming the document prior to the meeting, unless you are fascinated and have time to read all 127 pages.
DRAFT DES 2012 Annual Report to the Public Waters Access Advisory Board
Joint LMAC/RMAC Meeting Documents:
2013.12.05 JOINT RMAC-LMAC Meeting Agenda
Instream Flow Program – The Lakes and Rivers Subcommittee’s recommendation to DES for policy regarding Comprehensive Surface Water Resource Management.
The next LMAC meeting will be held Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in Room 112 at the DES Offices in Concord, NH.
2013.11.07 LMAC Agenda
2013.07.25 DRAFT LMAC Meeting Minutes
The list of proposed 2014 LSRs to track can be found on the Legislation page.
The next LMAC meeting will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Newfound Lake. The business meeting will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Hebron Town Office, 7 School Street, Hebron, NH 03241. A boat tour of the lake and water quality monitoring will take place from 12:30 – 2:30 PM, and will meet at the Grey Rocks Conservation Area located off of North Shore Road in Hebron.
Changes to the Shoreland Protection Act presentation
NLRA Presentation-Protecting the Watershed, Boyd Smith
UNH LLMP Presentation-Newfound WQ, Bob Craycraft
2013.07.25 LMAC Meeting Agenda
2013.04.02 DRAFT LMAC Meeting Minutes
Application of WI Lakes Classification System in NH
Items of Interest:
Squam Lakes Recreation Mapping Survey Results – summary report
Squam Map Results – http://www.landscapemap2.org/plymouth/mapviewer.php#
The RMAC/LMAC Legislation spreadsheet with the most recent results of 2013 legislative activity can be found on the Legislation page.
The new 2012 Volunteer Lake Assessment Program (VLAP) reports are complete. They can be found on the DES website at:
The next LMAC meeting will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Rooms 110 – 111 at DES, Concord, NH.
2013.01.23 DRAFT LMAC Meeting Minutes
2013.01.23 Draft JOINT RMAC/LMAC Meeting Minutes
2012.12.18 Draft JOINT RMAC/LMAC Meeting Minutes
Surplus Land Reviews:
Two on Greenough Pond in Wentworth’s Location:
LMAC SLR Checklist 13-005 and 13-006 Wentworth’s Location
LMAC DRAFT Procedure for SLR 2013 – Proposed changes to the existing procedure are highlighted in red.
RMPP-LMPP Statute Comparison (20 pages)
VLAP Report Example – Robinson_Hudson