September 9, 2016
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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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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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“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!
[full article and photos at link] Continue reading
August 4, 2016
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Solitude came to the lake and did a survey and algae treatment today. Photo at link – Updated to include Report image and text. Continue reading
July 30, 2016
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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.
July 25, 2016
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A late afternoon thundershower chased the harvester back to dry land as quickly as the treads could drive it across the lake. See photo attached. Fortunately better weather is in the forecast for tomorrow. Continue reading
July 21, 2016
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Some photos and video of the Princeton Hydro Truxor amphibious weed assault vehicle in action. Piloted by Matthew of Princeton Hydro. If you have photos or video, send them in and I will post them to the site. Continue reading
July 18, 2016
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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
July 18, 2016
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From the report:
7/13/16 Survey of Lake Truesdale.
“The water column was green with unicellular algae. North of the launch and up along eastern shore displayed Elodea in sparse patches. Denser infestation in the northeastern cove covered with filamentous algae. The northern end by the spillway displayed trace patches. Down the western shoreline, the Elodea becomes sparse to moderate density to the cove area just south of west beach. Then the density increases with moderate patches scattered around the cove. Past the island, down to the southern end and back along the launch, the Elodea becomes very dense with filamentous algae clinging to topped out plants. The lake center displayed stray patches of Elodea with 90% of the plants topped out. Water samples collected for algae county. Spoke with Lara Gorton on site. She noted that the lake has been used more this year than compared to last year.”
See once page report at website. Continue reading
June 21, 2016
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On Thursday, June 16th, Christian Jenne presented his preliminary findings on the state of Truesdale Lake. Slides from his presentation are below. His final written report – which is also his Masters in Lake Management thesis for the SUNY Oneonta Masters in Lake Management program – we anticipate will be published in September 2016.
Click below to view slides. (these are available at lake website in this article)