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Old October 11th, 2008, 08:34 AM
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I'll be pulling my temp probe this weekend so this will be my final post for 2008. I've been at the lake most of this week and getting water temp readings between 59 and 61.

We are still getting good solar gain during the day. Most mornings I had readings at 59. By mid-afternoon it would be back to 61.

But, it's been a warm week. The downward trend will continue until about next April
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 09:28 AM
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I pulled my temp. probe this weekend. Saturday about 4 feet down, it was reading 52 degrees.

I had my final swim taking the dock out, and I have to say it was brisk! Don't think I'll wait so long next fall.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 11:46 AM
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Default Ice in

The main body of the lake iced in Friday night. Unlike ice-in due to a large snowfall, it is a very clear ice that gives the lake a black appearance. I'm sure it is only an inch or two thick. Protected coves iced in some time ago and have a milky ice.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 06:52 PM
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Thanks for the update.

We were at the lake over New Years, on the eastern end of the lake. The wind was blowing all the ice chunks in our direction, but the majority of the lake was still open due to wind and waves. The part of the lake on the eastern end that was ice was a very unstable jigsaw of pieces with open water between.

But, it was bitterly cold and even at 8 degrees you could see "heat" steam rising off the open water. It was clear that the whole thing would freeze over when the wind died down. Sounds like that happened.

The countdown to ice-out begins...
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Old January 5th, 2009, 07:21 AM
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What are the snow conditions like up there?

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Old January 5th, 2009, 07:13 PM
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Smile ice update

It was actually 2-4" of crystal clear but safe black ice on Sunday. Virtually 1,100 acres of perfect skating without cracks or open water!
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Old January 5th, 2009, 07:16 PM
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Default snow conditions

More snow on northern slopes but variable conditions from bare spots to 6-12". Crusty stuff underneath with some powder on top from New Years Eve storm. Anywhere from 3"-12" expected Wednesday, with possible rain & sleet on top.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 03:22 PM
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Default water temps

Really interested in watching these temps during this summer.
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Old March 1st, 2009, 11:38 PM
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Default water

Oops newbie mistake - didn't see that there were more pages
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Old May 18th, 2009, 10:52 AM
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Temp on 5/16:

53 Degrees about 3 feet down along the eastern shore of Broad Cove...it's warming up!
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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:02 AM
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Default 2009 in place

I got my setup in the water a few weeks ago but had the first chance to capture readings this past weekend. As usual, on the eastern shore, about 3 feet down, under my dock, about 24' from the shoreline.

The readings for the past 10 days or so have varied up and down between 57 and 64. Now sitting about 60.

Not surprising given the cool, rainly weather we've been having. Air temps and water temps are about the same right now.
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Old July 6th, 2009, 11:19 AM
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Post Water Sampling Temps., 7/6/09

Attached are the Word file versions of Merrymeeting Lake water temp. data that we collected today.
Send your drinks down the anchor line to at least 40 ft and you won't need to bring a cooler out on the boat!
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Old July 11th, 2009, 08:59 AM
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Thanks Dog-- good stuff..

Thanks for you efforts.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 08:14 PM
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Post Lake Temperature Data, 7/27/09

Attached is the data from yesterday.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 08:08 PM
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Post Lake Temp. data for 8/3 and 8/10/09

Fresh lake temp. data is attached. Data from last Monday and today.
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File Type: doc Merrymeeting Lake Depth vs Temp 8 10 09.doc (148.0 KB, 422 views)
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Old August 15th, 2009, 08:51 AM
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Current readings from my probes on the eastern shore, 74.6 water temp 3' down, and 71.0 air temp outside near my house. It'll be interesting to watch the changes during the heat (finally!) this week.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 07:26 PM
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Default water temp

Temp. dropped quickly in the last few days; from about 62-63 down to 58 yesterday. It should drop through the 50's over the course of October.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 09:55 PM
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this weekend I plan to do some thermal stratification readings on the lake as well as a few other small tests, I can post the results if anyones interested


Edit: way to windy to do anything

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Old January 1st, 2010, 09:39 AM
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Default Winter conditions update

Happy New Year!
The lake now has a very thin skim layer of ice with a couple inches of snow over about 90% of the surface. Most of it iced over on the night of 12/30/09. There's about 6" of snow on the ground, but about twice that much on the higher terrain and north facing slopes. More on the way!
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Old January 7th, 2010, 01:31 PM
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Thanks for 1-1-10 update.
Is there anymore new to report? How much snow did the lake get during that last Noreaster? Is there enough ice on the lake for foot traffic/snowmobiles bob-houses? Thanks for any info.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 10:07 AM
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Default Thin ice

We got about 6" of windblown snow last weekend. The ice on the lake is not safe! About 1-2" of 'snow ice'. Ice is fine in a few protected coves that have been iced over for weeks, but ice on main lake is mostly thin & variable.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 02:48 PM
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Default Real Time Water Temps

OK, I am not sure that this will work but I rigged up a temperature probe on April 2, 2010 and dropped it in about 4 feet of water off my dock on South Shore Rd. It does contunual readings that upload to this web link.
http://173.76.188.10/campbot/tstn/bb/
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 06:49 AM
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Very nice and good to know! Thanks much!
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 11:57 AM
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That's awesome, thanks!
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Old April 25th, 2010, 06:01 AM
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Boulder,

This is pretty cool and thanks for sharing it. Can you also share what you are using to do this? Does the graphing sw come with it?

Thanks!
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Old April 26th, 2010, 09:15 AM
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With a fair amount of help from my brother-in-law who does computer systems for a living, we pieced it together with the following. It took a few hours to get it up and running but it is pretty cool. I have an interior temperature probe in the cottage and intend to add an outdoor air temp as well. Cost per probe is very low (~$5). Although I haven't tried it yet, it looks easy to add a wind speed/direction sensor and a video camera. It would be interesting if others on the lake got up and running to see variations. Glad to answer questions either through the forum or PM.

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Old August 11th, 2010, 06:52 PM
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OK, I am not sure that this will work but I rigged up a temperature probe on April 2, 2010 and dropped it in about 4 feet of water off my dock on South Shore Rd. It does contunual readings that upload to this web link.
http://173.76.188.10/campbot/tstn/bb/
Still cool (or warm) Boulder. Thanks!
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Old June 14th, 2011, 06:09 AM
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OK, I am not sure that this will work but I rigged up a temperature probe on April 2, 2010 and dropped it in about 4 feet of water off my dock on South Shore Rd. It does contunual readings that upload to this web link.
http://173.76.188.10/campbot/tstn/bb/
Hey BB - will your temperature probe be broadcasting again this year?
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Wrapping up a remodel project that had my computer system in storage. I hope to have things back up and running by July 4th!
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Old July 1st, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Default Lake Temps

Just finished an upgrade of the lake temp probes. The attached link has water temp (in roughly 4 ft of water) and air temps in the shade. There is also a live snapshot from our lake cam (updated every 30 minutes). Hope you enjoy. http://boulderbank.net/mmlake.html
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