From Bangor Daily News: "Fluctuations in lake levels are normal because Graham Lake is an impoundment of the Union River controlled by a dam. Drought conditions have exacerbated conditions and homeowners and conservationists are seeking relief when two dams are relicensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission."
From the Bangor Daily News: When a privately owned dam at one end of Clary Lake was breached, nearly half the water drained, and the lake level dropped by more than four feet. The Maine DEP has tried unsuccessfully to negotiate with the dam owner, and enforcement action is tied up in an ongoing legal dispute.
From Wired: "Today, after five days of rain thanks to Hurricane Harvey, Addicks and Barker Reservoirs are as full as full can be. Houses both upstream and down are sitting in feet of water. Believe it or not, that’s how things are supposed to work."
From The Washington Post: "Houston’s Great Flood of 1935 swamped downton and led to the construction of the Addicks and Barker dams. Those aged flood-control reservoirs are being tested by Hurricane Harvey’s massive rainfall."
From ProPublica: "The extra water that has accumulated in the Addicks and Barker reservoirs has strained their earthen dams. But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says despite the fears, the dams are not in danger of failing."