February 20 2024
Across the nation, a variety of winter conditions are impacting waterways, snowpacks, and outdoor recreational activities. In particular, reservoir and stream levels vary across states, with some areas showing signs of surplus and others experiencing lower measurements.
In New Hampshire, Lake Winnipesaukee at Weirs Beach is currently below its average gage height of 3.77 feet, sitting at 3 feet, indicating potential early signs of lower water levels as we approach the end of winter. Similarly, Indian Lake near Indian Lake NY is recording levels below its average of 1645.05 feet, at 1638 feet. Conversely, the Wanaque Reservoir in New Jersey is above its average level, suggesting an ample water supply in this region. Streamflow observations like Maurice River at Union Lake Dam in New Jersey show significant reductions from their average flows, highlighting potential concerns for water availability and ecosystem health. This presents a mixed picture of water resources, ...