Hudson/Marlborough – Adding to the usual yard work required this time of year, residents near Fort Meadow Reservoir have been told they can begin removing weeds from the shoreline now that the annual drawdown is under way. Residents must also remove their docks from the water.
The four-foot drawdown, which began Oct. 15, will continue for 15-20 days. The lake level will be kept down through the winter and begin refilling March 3, 2014. The purpose of this year's drawdown is to allow for control of invasive weeds and the Asian Clam, removal of sand from storm drains, and repair of walls and beaches. While no permit is needed to remove weeds, residents must obtain a permit to repair walls, add sand to beaches, or conduct any further construction or expansion.
For more information, contact the Marlborough Conservation Commission at 508-460-3768, the Hudson Conservation Commission at 978-562-2020, or the Fort Meadow Commission at 508-481-0590.