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Quaboag Quacumquasit

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April 2018 QQLA Newsletter
(Posted 4/5/18)

Public meeting about the Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant, winter photo contest results, hearing about the new bridge construction, and more.

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2018 QQLA Photo Contest Results
(Posted 4/15/18)

Our most successful contest yet, if measured by the 46 photos entered - over a dozen more than the previously.

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Minutes of March 26 Board Meeting
(Posted 4/9/18)

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QQLA 2017 Year in Review
(Posted 2/9/18)

The Lake Association was busy in 2017. Here's a PDF review of the year, with plenty of photos. Enjoy!


2017 Fund Raiser
(Posted 11/2/17)

A letter from QQLA Finance Chairman Bill Seabourne regarding weed control, efforts to press for tighter regulations of the Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant, flow barrier information and more.

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Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant
(Posted 4/5/18)

On March 2 there was a public hearing about the SWWTP regarding the plant permit.
The QQLA was represented by several members of the Board of Directors, other members and friends. In addition, the attorney retained by the QQLA for this purpose, Jamie Vander Salm, Esq. was present. The EPA and several employees of the town of Spencer also attended.

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A Discussion of Lake Levels
(Posted 5/25/17)

Lake Quaboag (North Pond) is a natural body of water, with no dam or other level control device. Approximately 75-80 sq mi of watershed contribute runoff to the lake, but rain takes many hours to trickle down. Quaboag crests about 48 – 54 hours after a strong rain event. We’ve noticed that the lake rises about 6” for each 1” of rainfall – prior ground saturation can increase this ratio.

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Click here for a PDF of the May, 2017 QQLA newsletter.


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Welcome to QQLA

QQLA is a volunteer, non-profit organization of nearly 200 member families dedicated to preserving and protecting the quality of our two lakes (Quaboag and Quacumquasit are better known as North and South Ponds, and are located in Brookfield, East Brookfield and Sturbridge Massachusetts) and the surrounding watershed through the promotion of responsible, effective environmental policies.


QQLA Focus

Maintain healthy lake environment and water quality though regular water testing.

* Monitor for invasive vegetation species, algae, and phosphorus and other pollutants.
* Use best practices to manage water quality issues.
* Educate the lake community on best environmental practices.
* Communicate and coordinate our activities with the three towns, Brookfield, East Brookfield and Sturbridge and the Mass DEP.
* Foster and encourage a sense of community for QQLA members.
* Monitor water flow direction.
* Participate with East Brookfield in the operation of the flow barrier to prevent high water backflow into South Pond.

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