News from Lake Winona

Letter From the Water Quality Committee

The Water Quality Committee is a group of volunteers who share a concern about the health of our lake. We are not the “property police” but we do make suggested guidelines regarding how you can care for your lakefront property … Continue reading

Cyanobacteria Advisory Removed for Winona

Today the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) removed it’s advisory for Lake Winona following another round of water sampling. No cyanobacteria cells were found. The initial advisory issued on June 19 was not based on a toxin evaluation and was intended … Continue reading

States Issues Cyanobacteria Advisory for Lake Winona

A sample collected on the lake tested positive as a cyanobacteria bloom prompting the state to issue an advisory effective today. Advisories are issued when cyanobacterial cell concentrations exceed 70,000 cells/ml. The sample tested was 365,000 cells per milliliter. NHDES … Continue reading

NHDES Urges Residential Well Users to Conserve Water Due to Dry Conditions

According to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor released June 18, the entire state of New Hampshire has been categorized as abnormally dry. Over the last 60 days, the state has received significantly less than normal precipitation. The majority of the … Continue reading

NH Lakes Hosts Clean & Healthy Lakes Webinar Series

The NH LAKES Team announced another new program for summer 2020—the “Working for Clean & Healthy Lakes” webinar series! New Hampshire is home to nearly 1,000 lakes and ponds. While our state boats some of the cleanest and healthiest lakes … Continue reading

June 20 LWIA Meeting Will Be Virtual

With limits in place on attendance at public gatherings and for our residents’ safety, our June 21, 9 AM meeting will be hosted online. Details were emailed to residents (for safety reasons this information is not being posted online). Our … Continue reading

Why Use Phosphate-Free Cleaners When You Live on a Lake?

A large number of household detergents and cleaning agents contain components called phosphates, which have been known to cause environmental hazards. The most controversial uses involve dish-washing and laundry detergents, and some states have imposed restrictions or bans on their … Continue reading

April 7 Marks Ice-Out on Winona

April 7 was our official 2020 ice-out date. Earlier than the last three years, this year we had several unusually warm days in late March and early April. A long rainy day on April 6 was all we needed to … Continue reading

Great Turnout for 13th Annual Summer Social

The Lake Association’s 13th Annual Summer Social & Potluck, held on Saturday, August 10, was blessed with beautiful weather (minus the short rain shower that forced us into The Anchorage for the business meeting). Over 50 lake owners and their … Continue reading

Lake Wicwas Battles Chinese Mystery Snail Invasion

This article was originally published by Rick Green on July 22, 2019, in the Laconia Daily Sun. There is an unwanted visitor at Wicwas Lake and elsewhere in New Hampshire — it’s called the Chinese Mystery Snail. Volunteers rake thousands … Continue reading