admin on June 17th, 2011

newsletter cover 201106sm Newsletter for June 2011View the pdf here: Newsletter for June 2011

In this issue:

  • Are you planning for the July 4th Boat Parade!? See parade details.
  • The Essex Music Festival will be held August 27 at Centennial Grove.
  • President Sue McLaughlin traces the rise and decline of the cabomba weed in the lake, noting mitigation steps residents can take.
  • Robyn Kanter’s Designing with Nature column discusses the tree problem caused by winter moth catapillars.
  • The Eastern Railroad was an amazing driver of the local economy a century ago. Loaded with photos, Keith Symmes’ history appears in the Yesteryear section.
  • Also: Water level monitoring goes hi-tech. Another disappointing alewife season. Fresh water mussels keep the water clean. And more.

chebacco lake water depths 225s Uploaded lake studies: Lycott (1985) and Salem State (1998)These two diagnostic studies have provided extensive information on Chebacco Lake and lake managements issues. They are vital historical and technical references for anyone involved with current lake issues. They cover lake geology and hydrology, land and lake use,  water quality and water level, septic systems and excessive nutrients, wildlife and aquatic weeds, among other issues.

We have created pdfs of both reports (a shoutout to Joe Brain!) which you can download here:

Lycott (1985): Chebacco Lake Diagnostic/ Feasibility Study

Salem State College (1998): Chebacco Lake Diagnostic Report