Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

July 30, 2015
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Truesdale Lake Treatment Update – 2015-07-30

Note from David Sachs, TLPOA President:

Good morning to you all. As many of you know, treating the lake is a complex business, and sometimes we are unable to treat it even when we are ready, willing and eager to do so. After the treatment this past Tuesday (July 28) was cancelled, we conferred with Allied Biological – the firm that manages the actual treatments – and also with the NYSDEC to get an expedited treatment for today. After many phone calls between Allied, NYSDEC and us, expedited permission was granted (usually you have to wait a full week, or sometimes two, between treatments). Allied was supposed to treat today – and we took a number of Secchi readings (indicators of lake clarity) to help. Allied had someone here on the lake at 7 a.m. this morning. Sadly, here is what we were told:

“Jeff was on the lake at 7:00 this morning. Secchi measured at 13 inches (too low) throughout the lake and the dissolved oxygen reading was 16 (too high). Treatment cannot be conducted at these measurements. NYSDEC has been notified that the next visit is scheduled for Tuesday 8/4.”

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July 23, 2015
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Remaining Algae Treatments for Summer 2015

We currently have 3 more algae treatments scheduled for this summer: July 28, August 11, and August 25 (all Tuesdays).

All treatments are dependent on lake condition and weather. NY State does not allow us to treat more frequently than every two weeks so if any of these are postponed due to weather or other conditions that will affect the treatment schedule after that date. Continue reading

July 15, 2015
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5th Year for Church Tavern Biathlon

“Who Will Take The Tankards?” asks the sign at the end of Spring Street near St John’s Church. That means the Church Tavern Biathlon is BACK! The 7 mile biking portion of the course circles Lake Truesdale in a counter-clockwise manner while the run portion follows a shorter 4 mile course where runners catch a glimpse of the lake.

The South Salem Church Tavern Biathlon, is hosted by St. John’s Church and will take place on Labor Day, September 7th at 9:30am. The biathlon is returning for its fifth year in 2015.

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June 19, 2015
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Lake Management Presentation by Christian Jenne on June 18th

Christian Jenne is a Masters Degree candidate at SUNY Oneonta’s Lake Management program. He is working with us at Truesdale Lake during his graduate studies to develop a Lake Management plan to help guide our lake stewardship efforts.

Last night (June 18th) he presented to a packed audience at the South Salem Presbyterian Church on Spring Street. If you were not able to make it, we have posted the slide images below along with a PDF document of the presentation.

Christian is also working on a survey to gather data about Lake Truesdale that will be sent out at the end of the summer or early fall. When you see it in your inbox or mailbox, please help out by answering and returning the survey. Thanks!

The information sheet that Wendy McLean referenced last night on what you can do NOW to help the lake is posted here. Continue reading

May 22, 2015
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Summer Kickoff Party

June 13th Summer Kickoff Party Open House — From 3-7pm on Saturday June 13th we will welcome in the summer season at the TEA Beach on Truesdale Lake Drive. All lake area residents welcome.

If you are interested in helping to plan this event, please get in touch with Lisa Capobianco by sending an email to with subject “Kickoff Party.”

We will supply the burgers, hot dogs, buns, and soft beverages. You supply the rest (desserts, chips, non-soft beverages, etc.). We will kick off the summer in style! Continue reading