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For Immediate Release
July 26, 2021

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Margaret P. Foss, TMDL Coordinator
| margaret.foss@des.nh.gov

PUBLIC NOTICE: Daniels Lake Phosphorus TMDL Draft Report Available for Public Comment

Dear Interested Party or Stakeholder: 

The Draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) report to address water quality issues associated with phosphorus in Daniels Lake in Weare, New Hampshire, is now available for public review and comment.

A copy of the report is also available for review at the Weare Town Hall. 

Daniels Lake is on the New Hampshire 2018 list of impaired waters [i.e. the section 303(d) list] because of elevated levels of chlorophyll a (a measure of plant growth such as algae) and total phosphorous. Phosphorus is the nutrient responsible for algal growth in most freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers. The TMDL report identifies an in-lake target phosphorus value that, when met, should result in attainment of New Hampshire surface water quality standards. The report also includes a phosphorus budget, identification of phosphorus sources, recommended phosphorus reductions for each source to meet the target value as well as potential watershed remediation activities to reduce phosphorus inputs to the waterbodies.

Comments will be accepted until 4 PM on August 27, 2021. Only written comments will be accepted. All comments must include the name of the TMDL, the date and contact information (your name, address, phone, email and organization.)

Comments can be mailed to:

TMDL Program
NHDES Watershed Management Bureau
29 Hazen Drive, P.O. Box 95
Concord, NH 03301
Attention Margaret P. Foss, TMDL Coordinator 

or sent by email to TMDL@des.nh.gov.
 
If you have any questions about the report, please contact Margaret Foss, NHDES TMDL Coordinator at margaret.foss@des.nh.gov.

The comment period closes August 27, 2021 at 4 PM.