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The dams in the Belgrade Lakes Region of central Maine control water flow of the six main ponds in the watershed. This project simulated historical water levels of these ponds and analyzed what surface area of land maybe have been exposed before the dams were constructed. Our simulation resulted in a 57.7% decrease in surface area of the ponds compared to current surface area. However, it is likely that the change we found is an overestimate because we used dam hydraulic height to calculate the change in water level instead of the actual water height.

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Adrienne is an Environmental Studies major with a science concentration.

Annie is a junior environmental studies major with a concentration in marine science. Annie is from Western Massachusetts and she hopes to study marine ecology after Colby.

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