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)
Reminder: Two meetings on Thursday evening 6/16 at the South Salem Presbyterian Church.
1.) TLPOA members will meet from 7 – 8 p.m. — to review TLPOA matters (our budget, our water system, our plans for the coming year). **This first meeting is only for TLPOA members.**
2.) Then, at 8:15 – all those interested in Truesdale Lake are invited for the second meeting. Christian Jenne (from the SUNY Oneonta lake management team – who has been working with us for the past two years) — will make a presentation — and then we will have some time for questions and to discuss “next steps.”
The second meeting is open to all lake residents and will run from 8:15 until about 9:45. Continue reading →
April 29, 2016
by rob Comments Off on 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 →
March 31, 2016
by rob Comments Off on Article Link: Plants to Use and Avoid When Planting a Vegetative Buffer
Allied Biological has merged with another company and renamed itself SOLitude.
SOLitude is the company we contract with to apply herbicides and algaecides to the lake in the spring and summer as needed. They also test the water and perform plant surveys periodically as well. SOLitude works with our Lake Management Committee to develop a lake treatment plan for each summer.
You can read more about our Lake Management Committee here. The Lake Management Committee is made up of residents of the lake community who are dedicated to sustainable management of our wonderful lake.
The SOLitude website has some helpful articles including this one (excerpt here):
“Recommended Plants to Use and Avoid When Establishing a Vegetative Buffer
Lake and pond issues often start on land. When it rains, stormwater runoff accumulates a significant amount of nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen before draining into your waterbody. This can lead to water quality issues like foul odor, poor water clarity and algae blooms. Having an established vegetative buffer surrounding your lake or pond not only helps filter these harmful nutrients, but also provides shoreline stability and helps prevent erosion. And by reducing the inflow of sediment into your waterbody, a well-maintained buffer can help prolong or even prevent the need for future dredging.
Additionally, vegetative buffers create an excellent habitat for dragonflies and other natural predators that feed on mosquitoes and their larvae, thus leading to improved mosquito control around your lake or pond. Buffers are also a major deterrent to nuisance Canada Geese and can prevent them from becoming full time residents on your property…. [Read more at website]”
From the Truesdalelake.Nextdoor.com website: Good afternoon to you all on this sunny and brisk December afternoon. We are planning to have our 38 or 39th annual caroling on the beach – on Sunday December 21 – starting at 5:30 p.m. … Continue reading →
December 6, 2014
by rob Comments Off on Associations Around Truesdale Lake
Truesdale Lake has two large associations and one small association. In addition there are about a dozen riparian houses (i.e. on the lake) but in none of the associations. We call these “unaffiliated” households. Below is a map of the associations, click … Continue reading →
October 17, 2014
by rob Comments Off on Lake Health Article
DO YOUR PART TO PRESERVE THE HEALTH OF OUR LAKE “Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children.” -Ecologist Lee Talbot, quoting an ancient proverb What you … Continue reading →