Welcome to the SPOFFORD LAKE ASSOCIATION!
September 10, 2020 Advisory
NH DES posted an advisory for Spofford Lake due to the presence of Cyanobacteria.
The adivsory says the following:
"Surface blooms can rapidly change and accumulate in various locations around a waterbody. Please continue to monitor your individual shorelines for changing conditions. NHDES advises lake users to avoid contact with the water in areas experiencing elevated cyanobacteria cell conditions, also known as a bloom. NHDES also advises pet owners to keep their pets out of any waters that have a cyanobacteria bloom."
September 11, 2020 Update
Let the SLA know if you find other deposits of what appears to be lyngbya around the Lake.
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To protect, enhance and sustain the ecological, environmental and recreational character of Spofford Lake and the surrounding watershed.
The Spofford Lake Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Spofford Lake is a 739-acre (2.99 km2) water body located in Cheshire County in southwestern New Hampshire, in the town of Chesterfield. Water from Spofford Lake flows via Partridge Brook to the Connecticut River. The village of Spofford is located at the lake's outlet.
Donations fund our projects "to protect, enhance and sustain the ecological, environmental, and recreational character of Spofford Lake and the surrounding watershed". These include the Core Sediment Analysis Project, the Solitude Lake Mgt Inspection, the Lake Host program, Water Quality Testing, and the Weed Watch program.
In 2019, the SLA's 238 members donated $37,703 toward the cost of these programs.
View or Print the Spofford Lake Association Spring 2020 newsletter here. All that's missing is your donation envelope.
A copy was mailed the first week of July.
If you have questions, comments, gripes or compliments, please send us an email via the Contact Us.
Everyone enjoys Spofford Lake. It's a jewel and remains such thanks, in part, to state regulations enforced by a number of NH agencies.
We have compiled a short listing of state departments you can contact concerning frequently asked questions for: