Maine DEP To Hold Hearing On Petition To Establish Water Level Regime For Clary Lake

August 3, 2012

CONTACT:
Beth Callahan, DEP Project Manager, beth.callahan@maine.gov / 287-3901 Samantha DePoy-Warren, Maine DEP Director of Communications samantha.depoy-warren@maine.gov / 287-5842 (office) or 592-0427 (cell)

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on the petition by George S. Fergusson et al. to establish a water level regime for Clary Lake located in the Towns of Whitefield and Jefferson later this month.

The hearing will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Jefferson Fire Department at 204 Waldoboro Road in Jefferson.

The purpose of the hearing is to receive evidence and oral testimony regarding the water levels necessary to: maintain public access and use of the water for navigation, fishing, fowling, recreation and other lawful uses; protect the safety of shoreline residents and the public; maintain fish and wildlife habitat, water quality and public and private water supplies; prevent the excessive erosion of shorelines; accommodate precipitation and run-off of waters; support ongoing use of the dam to generate or to enhance the downstream generation of hydroelectric or hydromechanical power; and provide flows from any dam on the body of water to maintain public access and use, fish propagation and fish passage facilities, fish and wildlife habitat and water quality downstream.

A copy of the petition is available for review during business hours at DEP’s central office at 28 Tyson Drive in Augusta and also on the department’s website at http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/dams-hydro/ under “Non Hydropower Dams: Petitions Under Review.”

For more information, contact DEP Project Manager Beth Callahan at beth.callahan@maine.gov or (207) 287-3901.

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