Author Archives: George Fergusson

02 May 2021: Water Quality Monitoring Resumes for 2021!

Kelsie French and I got out on the lake today to start Water Quality Monitoring for the 2021 season, a spring ritual that has been taking place on Clary Lake since 1975. All the data we collect is periodically sent … Continue reading

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April Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the April 2021 Water Level Chart (at left). The dearth of precipitation that has plagued us for much of last year and for the first three months of this year has continued into April with total monthly rainfall … Continue reading

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25 April 2021: Diminishing ice cover on Maine’s lakes could impact fish populations

Here on Clary Lake we haven’t been keeping ice in and ice out records for long enough to see a shortening of the iced-in period. Our records go back to 2001 and in that time, there’s no obvious trend but … Continue reading

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22 April 2021: Browntail Moth Update

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry (DACF) and other groups are predicting the 2021 Browntail Moth season will be a bad one. A recent article in the Bangor Daily News (worth reading!) is claiming this will be the … Continue reading

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17 April 2021: Canoe On The Loose

Brenda Robbins down at the east end of the lake has reported their green Coleman canoe has floated off. Something like this seems to happen every spring to someone or other! If you should happen to spot it, tie it … Continue reading

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12 April 2021 PSA: Mind Your Docks!

Despite it being early April, many people have already put in their docks this year, perhaps because the lake is relatively low for this time of year, or they just want to get a jump on the boating season. Like … Continue reading

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08 April 2021: Good Morning!

Some mornings I look out at Clary Lake and it just takes my breath away.

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01 April 2021: Trouble With Squirrels

I suppose this sounds like an April Fools post. I wish it was! To be honest, I had considered a gag post for April 1st but couldn’t round up the gumption to do it. So here I was, minding my … Continue reading

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March 2021 Water Level Chart Archived

I have archived the March 2021 Water Level Chart (at left). Precipitation was again slow to accumulate in March and we ended the month with only 2.00 inches of rain, well below the monthly average of 3.77 inches. Despite the lack … Continue reading

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29 March 2021: Clary Lake Ice Out Videos

Some years, ice out on Clary Lake can be pretty dramatic and I like to put together videos using photos from our webcams. Here are two such videos from this year. The first one, from Clary_cam3 includes pictures from one … Continue reading

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