The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) has completed a Protected Instream Flow Study of the Warner River. NHDES will hold an Informational Session to describe the results of the study and the proposed Protected Instream Flow criteria for the Warner River. The meeting may be attended virtually in a Microsoft Teams meeting.
The draft Protected Instream Flow Study Report – Warner River, which is the subject of this meeting, is the result of a three-year study by NHDES’ consultant, Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, and describes the amount of flow required in the river at various times of year to support human uses, fish, and other wildlife and plant species which depend on the river. Both NHDES and Gomez and Sullivan Engineers staff will be available to describe the study and its results and to answer questions.
Background information regarding NHDES’ Instream Flow Program can be found in this video about the New Hampshire Instream Flow Program. Additional information is available on NHDES’ Instream Flow Program webpage.
A separate Public Hearing to receive comments on the Protected Instream Flow Study Report – Warner River will be held Thursday, February 23, 2023, at the Warner Town Hall at 7 PM. The public comment period will be open until 4 PM on Friday, March 24, 2023. Comments regarding the Protected Instream Flow Study Report may be sent via email to Wayne.Ives@des.nh.gov, or to the address below:
C. Wayne Ives, P.G., Hydrogeologist
Instream Flow Specialist
Watershed Management Bureau - NHDES
PO Box 95
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03302-0095