The Torsey Pond Association (TPA), with assistance from the Cobbossee Watershed District (CWD), conducted a survey of the Torsey Pond watershed to locate sources of phosphorous and sediment, which can have a negative impact on water quality. The goal of this survey is to locate nonpoint source pollution sources in the watershed. The information generated from the survey will provide the basis for a watershed-based plan to protect our beautiful lake.
Soil erosion is the main focus of the survey because it is a major source of phosphorous – the most serious pollutant to lakes in Maine. Phosphorous and other pollutants reach our lakes through storm water runoff and can come from anywhere in the watershed – not just the shoreline. Sediment is also detrimental to aquatic life habitat.
Special thanks to the TPA volunteers who compiled 28 assesments of camp roads and driveways during the spring and early summer of 2016. A detailed report will follow.
Back in 2012 we had Doug Riley of Riley Engineering inspect the dam. He found the dam to be in good and sound condition. However, he recommended that we pressure inject the cracks with epoxy grout to minimize long term deterioration of the dam foundation walls. We are in the process of getting a quote for this work.
Here is a picture of one of the cracks: