Lake Monitoring & Water Quality
In addition to sponsoring the Lake Hosting and Weed Watching programs, the Canaan Lake Association supports other efforts that protect the Lake.
The Association does water quality monitoring in conjunction with the NH Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) Volunteer Lake Assessment Program (VLAP). The State provides the equipment and the Association provides volunteer labor and pays for laboratory analyses.
Additionally, the NH DES Water Division regulates and protects water quality with a myriad of programs. Among these, NHDES tests the town beach water for harmful bacteria and toxins several times each summer. The summary of the latest results of these programs is available in the NH VLAP Report on Canaan Street Lake. Please see How to Read Your Report for an explanation of the NH VLAP report. The complete list of NH DES water quality programs is an invaluable resource available at this link: site listing of programs and publications.
Environmental & Regulatory Resources
- NH Dept. of Environmental Services Water Division
- NH Volunteer Lake Assessment Program
- Canada Geese Management
- Determine if a Permit is Required to Repair or Install a Dock
- Determine if a Shoreland Permit is Required
- NH DES Shoreland Program