September 12, 2019
The Summer boards have been removed from the dam. Our lake manager Pond & Lake Connection (P&LC) has installed the siphon tubes that will draw the lake level down another 2-3 feet to expose the lake bed over the winter. Continue reading
June 27, 2019
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Pond & Lake Connection will treat the lake for weeds and algae as needed this Thursday June 27th. Continue reading
May 14, 2019
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Truesdale Lake will be treated with the herbicide Clipper on Friday, May 17. Our lake manager from Pond & Lake connection will spray Clipper from their boat along the shoreline and in densely weeded areas. Remember to turn off any irrigation coming from the lake for at least 24hrs.
A full description of Clipper is available at the following link – https://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/ppls/059639-00161-20121127.pdf Continue reading
October 4, 2018
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This is to let you know that plans are in place for Pond and Lake Connection (the company that has managed Truesdale Lake weed and algae control for the past two years) to commence work on the Truesdale Lake drawdown for 2018.
(more at website…) Continue reading
May 10, 2018
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The Pond and Lake Connection will treat the lake for the first time this season on May 15. We will be watching for the results. from David Sachs’ post on truesdalelake.nextdoor.com: James [Gorman, of Pond & Lake Connection] stopped by yesterday … Continue reading
July 12, 2017
Lake Truesdale residents — you may have heard talk about a new proposed project: Hydro Dredging.
Project leader Cliff Munz along with several other lake residents have been putting their heads together these past several months. There has been one lake-wide meeting (June 15, 2017) so far — and more to come.
In the meantime, we have put together a summary of the project at the Hydro Dredging Project Page. Please read through it when you have a chance.
In addition, we have put a form on the website so you can fill it out and send us questions you may have about Hydro Dredging. You can also sign up to be kept informed as we publish new information and schedule future meetings about the project.
(view this article with links at website…) Continue reading
May 19, 2017
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From the folks at The Pond and Lake Connection: Here is a map with the approximate application sites. We used Clipper today to treat for elodea and curly-leaf pondweed. As discussed there are other locations in the lake with vegetation, … Continue reading
December 29, 2016
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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
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…)