Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

September 28, 2016
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Invasive Plants Guide

If you have ever wondered whether certain plants in Truesdale Lake are invasive, this free PDF booklet will tell you. We have a couple of species shown in the book, but fortunately not many.

The book is a project of Michigan State University. It has a substantial listing of plants from in, above, and around lakes. Even though it was written with Michigan lakes in mind, the possible invasive species are the same ones that can be found around the Northeast.

Thanks to the New York State Federation of Lake Associations for making us aware of this fantastic free lake resource.

Available for Download at link.

And please don’t forget to get boat stickers (http://truesdalelake.com/boats/boat-sticker/) for your boats — it helps to keep the invasive plant and animal species out of the lake by keeping boats local.

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September 12, 2016
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Septic Pumping Discount for Truesdale Lake Residents

We have good news: Earth Care (formerly Kaiser-Battistone, both are now part of Wind River Environmental) is offering a discount on septic pumping and maintenance to Truesdale Lake area residents. Cost for pumping tanks 1,000 gallons or smaller is $280.00 (regular cost is $320.00) with an additional environmental disposal fee and a digging fee. I have attached their Truesdale Lake letter to this article.

Westchester County law REQUIRES septic systems be pumped at a minimum every 5 years. Septic pumping companies in Westchester have been required to report their pumping activities to the county since 2011. Starting in May 2016 if you have not pumped your septic in the last 5 years, you will be fined starting at $200 and increasing from there.

Most households need pumping done more frequently than every 5 years. Recommendations are at least every 2-3 years to maintain an optimal working septic system. This is dependent on the number in the household and the size of the septic tank. Many lake area septics are smaller capacity and need more frequent pumping — some as much as once a year.

A septic system is not something you want failing at your house. It is very expensive ($10-20,000 and up) to rebuild a failed septic system, especially with limited acres to place a new field.

They also included a brochure for septic systems that has helpful information on septic systems. Contact name and number for Earth Care is Angela Warren at 800-428-6166 ext. 101.

If you have a question about septic systems and the law in Westchester County, call Patty Tornello-Adams at (914) 864-7360. Continue reading

September 9, 2016
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Treatment Report from September 1, 2016

Solitude Lake Management came to inspect and treat the lake Thursday, September 1st, 2016. They were able to do only a partial treatment due to lake conditions. Excerpt of report below:

“Water column heavy with unicellular algae. Elodea throughout the lake. Less filamentous algae along shorelines than previous visit. South end of lake looks very bad as topped out Elodea and dead filamentous algae are causing stagnant water. Unable to treat this area.” Continue reading

August 24, 2016
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Algae Treatment Report from August 18th, 2016

Solitude Lake Management came on Thursday August 18th to inspect, test, and treat the lake. Since the conditions were favorable (good dissolved oxygen levels), the algae treatment was performed. From the report (also attached): Inspected Lake: Observed elodea, lilies, unicellular … Continue reading

August 22, 2016
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Lake Loop in Church Tavern Biathlon Labor Day Monday

“Who Will Take The Tankards?” – The sign at the end of Spring Street near St John’s Church has popped up again! What does it mean?

It means the Church Tavern Biathlon is ready for its 6th year! The 7 mile biking portion of the course circles Lake Truesdale in a counter-clockwise manner (up Truesdale Lake Drive, over the dam, down Lake Shore Drive via Bouton). The run portion follows a shorter 4 mile course where runners catch a glimpse of the lake at the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Spring Street.

The South Salem Church Tavern Biathlon, is hosted by St. John’s Church and will take place on Labor Day, September 5th at 9:30am. The biathlon is returning for its sixth year in 2016.

Post race there is food, entertainment, and a kids waterslide at St. John’s Church on Spring Street.

Forward to friends who might be interested!

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July 30, 2016
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Lake Treatment and Survey Report – July 21st, 2016

Truesdale Lake was treated with Copper Sulfate for algae control on 7/21/16.

From the report:

7/21/16 Treatment and Survey of Lake Truesdale

“Observed elodea, white lilies, and duckweed along with floating filamentous algae and unicellular algae. Princeton hydro is working hard with harvester on tracks. I applied copper sulfate to the entire shoreline for floating filamentous algae. There are dense patches of elodea scattered around the shoreline where there are dense matts of FFA colonizing on it. Fragments of elodea floating on the surface of the entire lake. Water is turning green.”

See image of report summary at website via link.

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July 18, 2016
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Harvester Arrival

We have contracted with Princeton Hydro to mechanically harvest weeds using their “Truxor” amphibious vehicle with multiple attachments. See photos for details.

They will be here for the next week+. Work will start tomorrow morning (Tuesday 7/19).

More “action shots” & video to follow once it is in the water and working. Continue reading