Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

April 29, 2016
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2016 Lake Treatment Notification

Truesdale Lake Property Owners Association (TLPOA) and Truesdale Estates Association (TEA) will continue the Lake Management Program for Truesdale Lake in 2016. The Program is intended to control pondweeds (Potamogeton crispus and P. foliosus) and algae, thus improving water quality conditions as well as the recreational and aesthetic value of the lake. We hope to bring a more natural balance to the lake in 2016 by reducing the herbicide treatment allowing a moderate growth of pondweeds in an effort to offset the significant algae growth we have seen over the past few seasons.

>Note: Mark June 16th as Lake Management Day:
> – 7-8pm TLPOA Annual Meeting (TLPOA Members only please)
> – 8:15 – 9:45pm presentation at South Salem Presbyterian Church on Lake Management status – all lake residents welcome

The Program is being carried out by NYSDEC certified personnel from the lake management firm SŌLitude Lake Management, (formerly ALLIED BIOLOGICAL INC.), registered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (16506). NYSDEC permit applications will be submitted requesting approval for the application of the herbicide Aquathol-K (endothall) and the algaecide Copper sulfate.

Treatments are anticipated to occur between April 1 and August 31, 2016 and will proceed only after the issuance of NYSDEC permits and authorization from the Client. Aquatic pesticide applications will only occur if sufficient aquatic vegetation is present to warrant treatment and favorable weather conditions exist. Prior notification of the exact dates of treatment will be provided to the Association and NYSDEC 7 days prior to treatment and by shoreline posting on the day of application. Water use restrictions are as follows: Continue reading

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.”

(full story at site) 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 tea@truesdalelake.com 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

May 11, 2015
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Treatments May 14th and May 28th

Allied is planning to treat the lake with Aquathol K for weeds this Thursday, May 14th (weather permitting). We will leave the lake level low until Thursday since it will have to be held in for 14 days after treatment. This will maximize the effectiveness of the treatment by not letting the herbicide spill out of the lake. This means on May 14th we will be putting the boards in the dam to raise the lake level to summer heights. (more information at site) Continue reading

May 8, 2015
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TEA Beach Clean Up Saturday May 16th

Saturday, May 16th Beach Pre-Opening Clean up and Pizza Open House

We are planning on gathering at the TEA beach on Saturday May 16th from 9am-12noon to spread new sand, put up the beach ropes, and beautify the beach after the long winter.

Come any time between 9am and noon and help for an hour or two or three. At noon we will get pizzas delivered to feed the workers!

Rain date: In case of bad weather (hard rain, more than a drizzle) we may switch to May 17th. RSVP tea@truesdalelake.com. Continue reading

November 18, 2014
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Blue Green Algae Article in NY State Conservationist Magazine April 2014

I have scanned in and posted below a great article titled “My Poor Little Lake” about Blue-Green algae and lakes it has affected across New York State. The article was written by Scott Kisbaugh and Karen Stainbrook who both work … Continue reading