NHDES Issues Warning for Goose Pond in Canaan NH
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) has issued a cyanobacteria warning for Goose Pond in Canaan.

An elevated cyanobacterium concentration was measured in Goose Pond Canaan on June 9th and samples exceeded NHDES standards. The current bloom is variable with some lake portions free of scum sightings while other areas have small blue-green clumps in the water. NHDES asks residents on the pond to monitor their shoreline for changing conditions

The warning is a precautionary measure for short-term exposure. NHDES advises pond users to avoid contact with the water in areas experiencing elevated cyanobacteria conditions, where the water has a surface scum or blue-green flecks. NHDES advises pet owners to keep their pets out of any waters that have a surface scum or blue-green or bright green flecks. NHDES will test the pond weekly until the standards are met.

Toxins can cause both acute and chronic health effects that range in severity. Acute health effects include irritation of skin and mucous membranes, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Chronic effects include liver and central nervous system damage.

Annual Moose Hunt Lottery is Friday
The annual NH Moose Hunt Lottery drawing is this Friday, June 16th at 9:00 AM. The drawing takes place at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, N.H. NH Fish and Game will issue 51 moose hunting permits and winners will be selected through a computerized random drawing. The public is invited to be on hand to watch the excitement as the names are drawn. If you cannot attend, the Lottery results will be available online with official lists of winners and alternates published on the Fish and Game website by 11:00 AM on Friday. New Hampshire’s 2017 moose hunt runs from October 21st – 29th.