The Maine Department of Environmental Protection denied a request from a dam owner to further extend the deadline for commenting on the proposed water management plan for Clary Lake. The manager of the company that owns Clary Lake Dam said the one-week extension granted last week by the department wasn’t long enough to respond to the plan. He also objects to the department’s handling of the two-year process of establishing a water level and plan for the 667-acre lake in Jefferson and Whitefield.

Comments are due Monday.

The DEP issued a draft lake management plan Dec. 19 for Pleasant Pond Mill LLC, the owner of the Whitefield dam, setting deadlines for making repairs to the dam and outlining how it must be operated.

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