Drought Ends and Pond Fills

The drought which plagued much of the State for months is officially at an end, but despite a spate of welcome rainfalls, and even a late-April flood warning for the Merrimack Valley, the region remained "abnormally dry." Water started coming over the spillway of the Foster's Pond Dam on March 30, before the last stoplog had been inserted, and by mid-April the Pond refilled to one of the highest levels in several years. For more details, click here.

Conservation Commission Approves 2017 Treatment Plans

The Andover Conservation Commission on April 18 unanimously approved the Corporation's nuisance weed control plans for 2017, setting the stage for treating a few acres of the Pond to control the re-emergence of an invasive plant this summer. The Commission also okayed emergency treatments if blue-green algae threaten the Pond as the water warms. For more details, click here.

Hydro-Raking Cleans 7 Shorelines

The hydro-rake completed its 2017 tour of duty on the Pond in three days, removing downed branches, muck, leaves and weeds along seven shorelines. Six properties on the Main Pond and one in the Outlet Cove were raked. For more information about hydro-raking, click here.

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