Another book we recommend for lake watershed residents, lake managers, towns with lakes, and lake associations is titled “Diet for a Small Lake” and is published by the New York State Federation of Lake Associations (TEA and TLPOA are both members of this volunteer run organization). Cost is $20 + shipping for the softcover version. Click here to download the order form.
To understand how to manage a lake, you must know something about the lake itself.
Diet for a Small Lake is a practical manual that focuses on the most common problems encountered by lake associations and lakeshore residents. The publicaton offers guidance by providing an introduction to lake ecology, descriptions of lake restoration and aquatic plant management techniques, a special section on applicable New York State laws and regulations, and guidance for preparing a watershed management plan.