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Report of the Instream Flow Pilot Program

The purpose of the Instream Flow Pilot Program is to develop a methodology to define and implement protected instream flows on Designated Rivers and to meet water quality standards. The Pilot Program provides a method of protecting water quantity by establishing specific levels that appropriately represent the natural variability of flows on the Souhegan and Lamprey rivers.

The final report of the Instream Flow Pilot Program is below. This report is the statutorily required evaluation of the Instream Flow Pilot Program, submitted pursuant to RSA 483, Chapter 201 of the Laws of 2009, and Chapter 248 of the Laws of 2013.

A Draft Report was distributed September 1, 2015. The public was invited to submit comments on the DRAFT Report of the Instream Flow Pilot Program. The public comment period was open September 1, 2015 through October 25, 2015. Comments were also be taken at three public hearings:

  • Hearing on the Report of the Instream Flow Pilot Program
    Date: September 22, 2015
    Time: 9:30 - 11:30 AM
    Location: LOB Room 305/307, 33 North State Street, Concord, NH
  • Hearing on the Implementation of the Protected Instream Flow Levels and Water Management Plans for the Souhegan River
    Date: September 22, 2015
    Time: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
    Location: Milford Police Training and Community Room, 19 Garden Street, Milford, NH
  • Hearing on the Implementation of the Protected Instream Flow Levels and Water Management Plans for the Lamprey River
    Date: September 23, 2015
    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    Location: NH Fish and Game Region 3 Office, 225 Main Street, Durham, NH

 

 

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