It’s that time of year again when the lakes and ponds around the state are drawn down. In Derry the state will draw down Ballard Pond, which is fed by Taylor Brook, on Oct. 12 to a level of two feet below the normal high water mark.
The Town of Derry will draw down Beaver Lake starting Monday, Columbus Day, Oct. 12. The level of the Beaver Lake drawdown depends to a large extent on Mother Nature. If there is little or no rainfall during the period between Oct. 12 and the end of the month, the drawdown will be more significant than if there is rain.