The Wentworth Watershed Association maintains several reports and plans on water quality, ecological surveys, watershed management, and more.
Annual Reports – The Wentworth Watershed Association publishes an annual report to update our members and the public about initiatives, goals, and progress related to our mission.
Ecological Survey Report – In 2005, the Wentworth Watershed Association (formerly known as the Lake Wentworth Foundation) commissioned an ecological inventory of its properties in the Lake Wentworth/Crescent Lake watershed.
Strategic Plan – The Wentworth Watershed Association updates the strategic plan to realign with the organization’s mission. It outlines strategic focus areas, goals, and stakeholders.
Watershed Management Plan – The Lake Wentworth/Crescent Lake Watershed Management Plan is the culmination of a major effort by many individuals and stakeholders who are invested in protecting the long-term water quality of these two lakes. The water quality of these two lakes represents a core asset for the local economy as a premier tourist destination for playing on, in, and around these pristine waters.
Water Quality Reports – Since 1984, the Lake Wentworth Association — and now the Wentworth Watershed Association — has partnered with the University of New Hampshire’s Lakes Lay Monitoring Program (LLMP) to sample and test the water quality of both Lake Wentworth and Crescent Lake.
“Water Quality Analysis and Water Quality Goal Setting” provides critical information to support the development of a watershed-based management plan aimed at maintaining or improving the high-quality waters of the Lake Wentworth/Crescent Lake watershed. Historical water quality monitoring data is used for determining the median phosphorus values (as well as trends in several additional key water quality parameters, including water clarity, chlorophyll-a, color, and dissolved oxygen) and the assimilative capacity of each lake, as well as for determining the water quality goal for each lake. The analysis includes a comparison of historic (2000 and earlier) and recent (2001-present) total phosphorus monitoring results and a seasonal analysis (samples collected between May 15 and October 15), as well as a summary of available data and sources of this data.
“Lake Wentworth and Crescent Lake Nutrient Modeling” describes the use of a mathematical model to estimate the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Wentworth and Crescent Lake from various sources.
“Wentworth/Crescent Septic and Stormwater Survey Report” provides findings of the septic and stormwater surveys conducted in the summer of 2011 in the Lake Wentworth/Crescent Lake watershed as part of the watershed management plan for these waters.
“Wentworth/Crescent Septic and Stormwater Survey Appendices” provides graphical and tabular support data from the two surveys.
“Wentworth/Crescent Septic and Stormwater Survey Summary” offers a one-page synopsis of the fuller septic and stormwater survey report.
“Buildout Analysis: Wolfeboro and Brookfield, NH” (part 1) describes the conditions (available land, zoning and geographical constraints, etc.) that define the extent to which additional development can take place in the watershed.
“Buildout Analysis: Wolfeboro and Brookfield, NH” (part 2) describes the possible scope and schedule of future development within the watershed.