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About Boone Lake in Exeter, Rhode Island
Boone Lake is a 47-acre privately owned lake in Exeter, RI, and is part of the
Boone Lake dam is masonry, a gravity dam of earthen construction. Its height is 21 feet with a length of 265 feet. Maximum discharge is 472 cubic feet per second. Its capacity is 360 acre feet (over 15 million cubic feet). Normal storage is 295 acre feet (over 12 million cubic feet). It drains an area of 2.5 square miles.
Boone Lake is managed and funded by lake residents via the Boone Lake Dam Management District (BLDMD), established in 2007. Information about the Boone Lake Dam Management District is available in the Dam District section of this website.
Important Information for Residents
Lake Level Control
The water level of the lake is controlled using a hand-operated gate at the dam. Raising the gate allows more water to flow down the sluiceway (shown in the photograph), relieving pressure on the dam.
Gate status: The gate is closed.
Check the Lake Rules section on this website for all boating and swimming regulations. These regulations are enforced by the Town of Exeter and by the State Department of Environmental Management (DEM).
In the event of an emergency relating to the dam and lake, immediately call 911 to begin the notification process, and then refer to the Emergency Action Plan section on this website for more information.
Quarterly Report from the Boone Lake Gatekeeper
Visit the News tab for the October 2016 quarterly report from our Boone Lake Gatekeeper.
Boone Lake Facebook Group
Boone Lake has a Facebook group! Search for BooneLakeExeterRI and "like" this page to get information about and photographs of the lake.
If you would like to be notified by email about meetings and other activities please send your email address to this email (boonelakeri @ gmail.com). If your email address has changed in the last year, please send an updated email address. Some email addresses are bouncing.
Boone Lake Dam Management District
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Last updated: December 20, 2016