Fed by ancient streams and springs, the crystal clear waters of Lake Winnipesaukee are a magnet for visitors and those who make their home here. The lake is the third largest in New England and is central to a wide range of experiences --from the bustle of small towns to deep wilderness--framed by hundreds of miles of intricate shoreline and over 200 islands.
Introducing the Gateway
Welcome to the Winnipesaukee Gateway- Your “one-stop shopping” source for maps, environmental plans, water quality data, recreational opportunities, and more!
We invite you to check out some of the cool features of the site such as the Monitoring Sites Map for lake data, the Stormwater Footprint Calculator, and the Map Atlas. New information and features are always being added, so check back often, and let us know what you think.
The Winnipesaukee Gateway was created to house the Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Management Plan, as well as promote community and individual actions to improve water quality and environmental conditions throughout the Lake Winnipesaukee watershed. Management Plans are being completed on a sub-watershed basis, and plans are currently in progress for the Lake Waukewan and Moultonborough Bay Inlet sub-watersheds. Explore the Management Plan tab for more information.
As a regional winner of the 2014 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Scholarship Award, UNH’s Lakes Lay Monitoring Program was one of four finalists competing for the C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award. The Winnipesaukee Watershed Association was honored to be chosen as the community partner representative for the award!
Moultonborough Bay Inlet Restoration Plan kicks off!
On October 27, 2014, the Winnipesaukee Watershed Association and FB Environmental Associates held a kick off meeting at the Moultonborough Public Library to present an overview of the steps and process involved in developing a restoration plan to address water quality impairments in Moultonborough Bay Inlet.
The restoration plan will assist the town in identifying sources of pollutants within the Moultonborough Inlet sub-watershed that have led to the impairments and propose measures to address those sources.
If you are a resident of Moultonborough or Sandwich and are interested in serving on the Plan Advisory Committee, please contact Pat Tarpey, Winnipesaukee Watershed Association, at 581-6632.