BASIN DAVID AND TILTON PONDS ASSOCIATION
Documents and Evidence Collected By The Water Level Leadership Committee
LEADERSHIP GROUP REPORT
This report, authored by Jim Seidel and the Water Level Leadership Committee, contains detailed information on the historical water level on David Pond, and the adverse environmental impact that would result from significantly lower water levels on David Pond.
This presentation was produced using materials collected while researching the history of Chesterville and Fayette, and other issues relevant to maintaining the historic water level on David Pond.
Water Level vol.1 - Photos were taken on 8/13/2017 showing the effect of a two foot water level drop. Because of the gentle slope in many areas of David Pond, a two foot drop pushes the shoreline out by as much as 200 feet in some areas! Also, see photos of loon nest on Loon Island and the Lake View Estates dock.
Water Level vol.2 - Water line marks 25” - 30” above the current level are visible all around David Pond. The downstream mill pond on the south side of Sandy River Road is 6’ MSL below the outlet. Thus, it would be impossible to have water level stains 25"- 30" above the current water level if an impoundment DID NOT exist.
TESTIMONY FROM RESIDENTS
KENNEBEC JOURNAL ARTICLE
Posted online on 8/4/2017, and printed (front page above the fold) in Saturday 8/5/2017 edition.
7/17/210 FAYETTE BOARD OF SELECTMEN A recording of that meeting can be found here.
LAND USE MAP This map shows protection areas, but also shows some property boundaries in detail
ARCHIVE OF MESSAGES TO THE DAVID POND WATER LEVEL INTEREST GROUP DISTRIBUTION LIST
HISTORY OF CHESTERVILLE, MAINE by Sewall, Oliver, 1788-1861 This history was based on the journal of Olivar Sewall, and was published fourteen years after his death in 1875. Note section 56 describes Wing’s Mills in the year 1805 at the location “on a stream rising in Fayette and falling into Parker's Pond”. The current impoundment site is the only location that fits that description. Click the title for a link to the entire work. See the relevant passage.
HISTORY OF CHESTERVILLE, MAINE BY Geo. J. Varney, Published by B. B. Russell, 57 Cornhill,
Relevant quote from this text is: “At South Chesterville, situated on Parker’s Pond, there are a lumbermill and a grist-mill.”
This reference provides evidence that the mill was still functioning in 1886 when this was published.