Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

March 26, 2020
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2020 Geese Management

A new group of residents has recently taken over actively oiling goose eggs on the three big islands of Lake Truesdale for spring 2020. This is done to control the population of Resident Canada Geese on the lake. Egg oiling requires a permit from the Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) which we have obtained. Continue reading

March 1, 2020
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Drawdown Report 13

January 25, 2020 marked the last day of drawdown target depth – where the lake’s level, in its fifth cycle, was three feet below the spillway ramp. The water began to rise after both 12” siphons had shut themselves down. The west siphon shut down early due to an enormous mass of fishing line and a fishing rod around tree limbs wedged against and inside the intake. See photos at the end of this report.
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January 30, 2020
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Notice of Consent – Annual Mailing Sent to Riparian Homeowners

These annual notices were sent via US Mail to all riparian (lake-side) homeowners as required by New York State law. They are a continuation of our new lake management program undertaken when we engaged Pond & Lake Connection as our new lake manager. Continue reading

January 14, 2020
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Drawdown Report 12

Today, with all siphons flowing, the lake level is 2.3 feet below the spillway ramp and descending. The lake froze completely on December 20th with ice up to three inches thick and 80% of the lake was melted by January 7th, allowing for a much cleaner fifth and final descent to target depth. If we are lucky, the lake will again freeze in January when the siphons shut down with lake level at three feet below the spillway. Continue reading

December 23, 2019
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Drawdown: Report 11

Summary: This four-week report involved so many environmental changes that I had to wait to complete it until a break in the weather – the dry spell we’re experiencing – now in its third day. We received so much rain this month that the lake level rose 38 inches after receiving five inches of rain and Snow/Ice Water Equivalent (SWE), even with all siphons flowing much of that time. Continue reading