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Town officials in Salem, New Hampshire look to supplement municipal water supply
3/10/2017 6:19:04 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Society & Public Health
Water Supply & Quality
Rockingham County, NH
Salem, NH

Start Date: 3/8/2017 -  
The elevation of Canobie Lake in Salem dropped to 214 feet at the end of 2016, after not recharging well in 2016 as the region endured drought. The water supply intake is at 210 feet in the lake, which is a major municipal water supply for Salem. If the lake does not refill well as in 2016, the elevation may be just 212 feet at the end of 2017. Town officials were considering other ways to supplement their municipal water supplies. The Board of Selectmen will discuss the issue in April. Manchester Union Leader (N.H.), March 8, 2017