2019 General Membership meetings:
May 25, July 6, and August 31, 2019
8:00 am set up and coffee, 9:00 am business meeting at Deering Town Hall.
Dan Mattaini, Operation & Maintenance Engineer with the NHDES - Dam Bureau recently explained in an email that refills of lakes with drawdowns follow a schedule based on past refill performance throughout the years. Based on the size of the impoundment vs. the drainage area contributing to it, some lakes are harder to refill than others. Deering can be challenging to refill.
Typically, Deering Reservoir begins refilling in February to try to reach full pond by the first week in May. They do monitor ice conditions on the impoundments and slow down the refill late in the season when the water level gets close to full pond if there is still ice on the surface. However they do need to generally follow this trend to catch the snowmelt and spring runoff to ensure the pond is full for the summer season.
Mr. Mattaini said that they someone [from the Dam Bureau] there yesterday [March 27, 2019], and they dropped in a couple more boards to work the water level back up .