HARVARD -- The Bare Hill Pond Watershed Management Committee is initiating a drawdown of the pond, in accordance with the Order of Conditions issued by the Conservation Commission.

Because the pond is below normal, the committee has established a schedule for the drawdown that, absent rainfall that refills the pond, means the actual drawing down will likely take place according to the following schedule: Oct. 1, 12 inches; Oct. 15, 24 inches; Oct. 24, 30 inches; Oct. 28, 36 inches; and Nov. 30, 6-foot drawdown, or the maximum depth before the first freeze. To meet the goals set for each date, the drawdown will occur incrementally, at a rate not to exceed 2 inches per day.