Friends of Sebago Lake has filed a letter with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding SAPPI’s reduced outflow management since last summer. This management establishes a dangerous precedent for this year and future years. The minimum and reduced outflows will increase the probability for flowage easement trespass damaging flooding. With this reduced storage capacity in the spring time, a much higher probability of the magnitude and duration of flood events will occur. As our letters states, SAPPI can not use the excuse of having an excessive rain event to blame for flooding. Hopefully, we will have a gradual snowpack melt and no appreciable rainfall for several weeks.
The docket P-2984 accession number for our letter is 21070405-5241.
FERC has not posted our letter as of yet for they cite they are having electronic filing difficulties. We have been assured that it is officially on the docket.