Lack of rain lowers some Maine lakes | News
CAMDEN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Like people in many parts of Maine, those who live along Megunticook Lake in Camden are hoping for rain this week, providing some relief from nearly three months of dry weather.
Camden's dam agent, David Bolstridge, says the lake water level is about 31 inches below normal. The Megunticook River, which flows out of the lake through two dams, is running at the lowest allowable water level. That's all because the area has received very little rain since the end of June.
In some cases, boat owners are also having trouble reaching launching ramps to haul boats out of the water.
Despite the three dry months, however, the local water company says there is not a drought. Managers at Maine Water Company say Mirror Lake, one of two reservoirs, is typically at a low level this time of year. Maine Water says weather records at Mirror Lake show 27 inches of rain in the first eight months of this year. That is significantly less than
Both the water company and the people tracking Megunticook Lake say they're confident normal fall rains and, more importantly, winter shows, will restore lakes and rivers to normal levels in 2016.