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Beaver Lake is a private, man made lake of approximately 152 acres located in the western portion of Ware, MA. The lake is currently owned and managed by Beaver Lake Trust Inc.  Beaver Lake Club Corporation is a non-profit organization of eligible property owners whose mission is to work together with Beaver Lake Trust Inc. to preserve and protect the lake for future generations.

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Swim Raft On An Unsupervised Walkabout

Beaver Bytes

October 22, 2019

Beaver Bytes is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current BLCC news and upcoming events.


 
 


This raft was floating towards the dam and is now tied off by the signboard. If yours, please retrieve it or if you know who the owner is, please contact Ken Willette, 617-750-0111, kennethrwillette@gmail.com.

As the lake level is rising back to its normal level, now is a good time to check that your swim raft, boat, or what have you is well secured and will not become the next free-floater.

Missing Black Cat - Shoreline Drive

Beaver Lake Dam Is Up and Running!

Ding Dong The Dam Is Done!

Dam Good News!

           

Beaver Lake Dam News

2019 Volume 5 - October 12

Beaver Lake Dam News is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current news and developments related to the Beaver Lake Dam Renovation Project


On Friday, Oct. 11, a project update meeting was held at the dam, attended by T Ford (contractor), GEI (project engineer), MA Office of Dam Safety, BLTI, and BLCC. T Ford reported that they have made excellent progress and are planning to have the stop log assembly installed and the temporary coffer dams/culvert removed, allowing the lake to begin refilling as soon as Friday, October 18.  Time to finish up those waterfront cleanup projects before the lake level starts rising!

As with any project, plans may need to be altered as situations arise, but let's all cross our fingers (and toes) that the remaining work goes as T Ford expects!

Here is a photo from the bridge over the dam. You can see the framework for the stop log assembly installed in the concrete walls and the temporary culvert is draining onto the spillway and not on the other side of the bridge.

Please do not reply to this email!  Questions or Comments? Please contact Ken Willette, kennethrwillette@gmail.com, 617-750-0111

For Sale: 17' Pontoon Boat, 8' x 10' Swim Raft, and Upcoming Estate Sale

Beaver Bytes

September 29, 2019

Beaver Bytes is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current BLCC news and upcoming events.


 

For Sale: 2001 17' Odyssey pontoon boat with an electric minkota motor. There are no rips or tears on the seats they just need a good cleaning.  Boat trailer included.  I’m asking $4,000 or best offer.  Also have an 8'x10' swim raft; looks like it’s made from trex (as in trex decking).  Asking $500.

Please contact Susan Gamelli at 413-433-7200.

Also, there will be an estate sale at 76 Shoreline Drive on October 12 and 13, two weeks from now.

Beaver Lake Dam Update - September 19, 2019

           

Beaver Lake Dam News

2019 Volume 4 - September 19

Beaver Lake Dam News is an e-mail communication issued by the BeaverlakeCC.com website to inform website members about current news and developments related to the Beaver Lake Dam Renovation Project


It's September 19, a good two weeks since the start of the dam project, and things are moving along according to schedule! The old stop logs are gone, the temporary coffer dams on the lake and brook sides of the dam have been installed and the culvert that keeps the lake at a level to allow the work to be done in a safe and efficient manner is operating as designed (see photos below). Everything is on track with no surprises or problems slowing things down!

In speaking with the police officer stationed at the bridge, he stated folks have been understanding about the detour and they haven't encountered any issues. If passing by, feel free to say Hi to these officers; they appreciate the company!

Questions that have been heard across the community are:

Q. Is the lake going to rise any more during construction?

A. Now that all the cofferdams and culvert are in place, the lake is as high as we expect it to be for the duration of the project. To provide some assistance to folks with shallow wells, the culvert was installed a few inches higher then originally planned and a board was installed in the culvert inlet to raise the water level several inches more before allowing flow through the culvert. 

Q.  When will the project be done and the lake return back to its normal level?

A. The project timeline calls for the work to be done and cofferdams removed by mid-November.  Then the lake will be allowed to refill and rise to the levels of the new stop log assembly. No one knows how long it will take for the lake to rise to its prior (full) level, but there is a constant flow of water entering the lake which you can see flowing out the culvert on the brook side.

Q. What are those blue plastic pipes in several locations going from the shore into the lake?

A. Those are the remnants of a dry fire hydrant system installed by the lake community and the town 30 years ago. The blue pipes extended to a depth that allowed water to fill the pipe, which was connected to a dry hydrant appliance that was near the roadway (see photos below). A fire engine would connect to that appliance and then draft, or suck, the water into the truck's fire pump to be used for firefighting. Over the years, the blue pipes filled with sand and the systems couldn't be used. All but one dry hydrant appliance was removed, and that is located on the Right of Way near 29 Beaver Rd., but the blue pipes were left in place. Today, the Ware Fire Department has a tanker truck with several thousand gallons of water, along with a portable tank and large diameter hose, which allow them to respond with more water then 30 years ago, ensuring a strong response to any fire around the lake.

Q. I have heard some folks have lost their wells?

A.  Yes, currently nine households with shallow wells are experiencing a dry or very low well and have had to make arrangements for a temporary water supply and institute water conservation measures. Each household has been contacted by a member of the BLCC Board to provide information on local resources for temporary water supplies and interim measures. As the lake level rises after the project is complete, these wells should refill. If you are having a problem with your well and haven't notified BLCC already, please contact Ken Willette, kennethrwillette@gmail.com, 617-750-0111

Please do not reply to this email!  Questions? Please contact Ken Willette, kennethrwillette@gmail.com, 617-750-0111

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