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Weather (New Hartford)

Partly Cloudy
Sunday 07/05 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 07/06 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. High near 85F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 07/07 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 81F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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Lake weeds near "Teddy Bear Rocks"
Aquatic plants - macrophytes - can be symbolic of a vibrant ecosystem or one in serious trouble! Understanding what is going on under the water's surface is critical to our understanding of whether our management plans are working.

Read more about West Hill Pond's aquatic plant communities and take the quiz to show how much you learned!