Article on rising water levels in Sebago Lake, noting that policy changes and a
Article on rising water levels in Sebago Lake, noting that policy changes and a new wave of development have combined to threaten established lakefront communities by keeping Sebago Lake at "full pond," when the lake's water reaches the top of the dam that regulates its depth for a greater portion of the year than would naturally occur. The state of Maine, led by the Department of Conservation (DOC), is aiming to increase the amount of time that lake levels can be held at higher than historic levels. Patrick McGowan, commissioner of the DOC, admits the effort is being made to appease small-business interests, despite objections from environmentalists, archeologists and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. With comments by Richard Terhune, a lakefront property owner; Charlie Frechette, owner of Sebago Lake Marina; and Tim Caverly, Maine director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
Irvine, Alex, "Article on rising water levels in Sebago Lake, noting that policy changes and a" (2004). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 1812.