Dam Committee Report

Rod Bernier My wife Sherene and I moved to Little Sebago with our daughter 26 years ago. Our son has lived here for all of his 21 years and helps with Hopkins Dam work. I have been a Director on the Little Sebago Lake Association(LSLA) board for over 25 years. I’ve worn many different hats while serving as a Director. I’m a past LSLA president and have served on many committees. I’ve been helping with the dam since I moved onto the lake. When Bruce Micucci gave up his position as a Director many years ago, I became the Dam Committee liaison to the LSLA. I report to the other LSLA Directors on dam activity, conditions and needs. I also help with opening and closing the dam gate and with general maintenance on and around the dam. When the weather starts to turn cold through the time until it starts to get warm again, I check the dam at least a couple of times a week to make sure there are no leaks, no damage and no debris or objects caught in the dam gate or sluiceway. I, along with Bruce, are responsible for notifying downstream operators of any water flow changes. I work with the Dam Committee to ensure that we have a safe, compliant, well-operating dam that will benefit Little Sebago Lake and downstream water bodies today and for many years to come. Justine Beaudoin Greetings, my name is Justine Bohnson Beaudoin and I have lived on Little Sebago Lake since I was 9. My great

Having held our first Dam Committee meeting of the year on March 6th we wanted to say a bit about each member of our Dam Crew and what their responsibilities are on the team. It is important for us that the home owners around the lake know that we share your passion for Little Sebago Lake and that we have for many years at many levels. Bruce Micucci My wife Virginia, my two sons, and I moved to Little Sebago Lake in 1984. Our family now includes three adult grandchildren. I have served for over 25 years on the LSLA Board including two terms as President. I worked with the board and state to implement the first water quality testing program on the lake. In the 20 years I ran the program I got to see my granddaughter become the youngest certified water quality tester in the state at age 14. With Rick Sullivan now carrying on the program we have a documented understanding of the health and directional progression of Little Sebago Lake. For just about all of my 35 years here I have been the Dam Keeper. First as a crew member to Dave Hopkins and then to Dam Keeper after Dave Hopkins early passing. Dave’s simple philosophy of “you can do little about low water, but you can ruin a lot of people’s lives with high water” is there as a reminder every time we turn the wheel. My primary responsibilities are insuring the water level is where it should be at the mandated times of the year, and making sure we are compliant with State Dam Inspector, the State Dam Safety Office, and IFW Regulations.


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