Author Archives: Whitney King

Belgrade lakes groups tap towns for funds to fight milfoil

Eradicating the invasive weed isn’t cheap, and everyone has a stake in it, say local lake associations. By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling  Morning Sentinel Cough up the dough, or the lake dies. A diver works to remove invasive milfoil from Long Pond in Belgrade. Divers using vacuum devices are most effective in combating the weed, but the…

Goldie Data is Live

Data from Goldie is now being streamed every 15 minutes to our web servers at Colby.   Go to web.colby.edu/lakes/ for the most up-to-date data from the lake. The Goldie cartoon is a dashboard of lake conditions.  Physical measurements of lake conditions are incorporated with calculated parameters like Secchi depth and upwelling/downwelling to provide a visually…

Goldie Has Been Launched.

Read about the deployment in Matt Hongoltz-Helting’s article in the Waterville Sentinel.    Buoy could offer better look into Great Pond’s ecosystem By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling mhhetling@mainetoday.com, April 26 MaineToday Media BELGRADE – On Thursday afternoon, a $20,000 buoy was deployed into the waters of Great Pond, a move environmental scientists say will help to answer questions about algal blooms and…

High-tech buoy to blast Great Pond data worldwide

High-tech buoy to blast Great Pond data worldwide: Sensors will transmit real-time data to scientists across globe, helping them spot trends By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling mhhetling@mainetoday.com (http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/High-tech-bouy-to-blast-Great-Pond-data-worldwide.html) MaineToday Media BELGRADE — On Thursday, environmental scientists in the area and around the world will begin to gain a much better understanding of how Great Pond works. The improvement…