Welcome to the SPOFFORD LAKE ASSOCIATION!
On October 7, members of the SLA and the Town of Chesterfield met with Amanda McQuaid, PhD with the NH DES harmful Algal and Cyanobacteria Bloom Program, to inspect for a second time areas around the lake where cyanobacteria have come ashore.
According to McQuaid, the sites have improved as the mats have begun to disperse, the overall volume has lessened, and the odor is less obvious. She viewed these as all positive signs. Based on these observations, NH DES downgraded the situation at Spofford Lake from an “Advisory” to an “Alert.”
For more information, see the Cyanobacteria page under the 'Stewardship' tab. Or contact Dr. McQuaid at 603-848-8094.
Let the SLA know if you find other deposits of what appears to be cyanobacteria 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: