This is in response to the article about water levels in Lake Anasagunticook in Canton and Hartford (Sun Journal, May 30).

The article blames everyone but the lake association and town officials. The dam should have been closed earlier and the beaver issue should have been identified.

Home and camp owners use the lake, not just look at it. Dam operators, town officials and the Department of Environmental Protection must do a better job for all of us. Don’t just say, “Oh, well.” Changes must be made.

The new dam was supposed to resolve problems; however, it has created more issues. There is more grass and weeds, due to the fact the lake level is lower for a longer period of time. That gives the grass and weeds a hold, and they have not disappeared, as some said would happen. They have only increased.

I believe the new dam, along with the operation of it, is killing the lake. I am not an expert on lake management, but I know what I see.

Larry Savarese, Hartford

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