Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

December 29, 2016
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Truesdale Lake Update – December 2016

Sharing this note from David Sachs, TLPOA President, about results from some testing and lake plans for next summer. More to come in regular updates:

Truesdale Lake Update – 2016-12-29

Greetings and Happy Hanukah and Merry Christmas to you all. I hope that you are having ample time to spend with friends and family and food this week and..

I wanted to provide you all with a quick update about Truesdale Lake and plans for this coming summer – even though there is currently a lot of ice on the lake.

First of all, the copper study that was mandated by NYS DEC has been completed by Pond and Lake Connection. They took 26 samples from the lake bottom… (more at link to website) Continue reading

October 28, 2016
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Truesdale Lake Update 2017

Sharing this note from David Sachs, TLPOA President, about the past summer and preliminary plans for next summer. More to come

As of 2016-10-24

Good day to you all on this brisk and beautiful October afternoon. I wanted to bring you up to date about Truesdale Lake – some information about this past summer and then more information about plans for Summer 2017.

First of all, this past summer was one of the most challenging and frustrating in memory. Permits to treat the lake were not granted by the DEC until mid-July – and that was only after we begged and pleaded and cajoled them to approve them. DEC had changed their permitting process – and they did so late last spring – and then it all fell apart after that.

When we were able to treat, we did so – but by mid-July that means that you are treating for algae, since weed treating is normally done in the April time frame. Some people said that the water quality was good – which it was in some parts of the lake – but the south end of the lake clearly was not good – with weeds and algae everywhere. Frustration levels were (and probably are) high.

For the first time ever, we tried some weed harvesting – in late July, when it became clear that the TEA beach was unusable. Weed harvesting can be helpful, but many have said that it is a lot like mowing your lawn in the middle of the summer; it looks good for a week or so, and then it must be done again. Weed harvesting seems to be a lot like that, at least during the summer, when weeds and algae are actively growing.

(more of the letter is online in on the lake website…)

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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

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

July 18, 2016
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Lake Survey Report – July 13th, 2016

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.”

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June 21, 2016
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Lake Management Presentation by Christian Jenne from SUNY Oneonta

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)

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