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

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

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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June 15, 2016
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Lake Meeting June 16th

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
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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

March 31, 2016
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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]”

Their site also has many other useful resources. Continue reading

December 16, 2015
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Truesdale Lake – End of Year Report

Allied Biological issued their first of a kind end of year report for Truesdale Lake.

It summarizes the state of the lake and the treatments made to the lake. It’s a quick read and a good reference. Hopefully they continue producing these annual reports. Continue reading

December 9, 2015
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Lake Manager Talk December 10th at 7:30pm

Forwarding a note From David Sachs via Next-door Truesdale website:

“Good afternoon on this overcast and damp and chilly December afternoon. Just a quick reminder – Michael Martin from Princeton Hydro will be speaking tomorrow evening – about lake management in general and Truesdale Lake in specific.

We will begin at 7:30 promptly and will end, I would assume, about 9 or 9:30. Michael has managed lakes for 30 years, and has a lot of interesting ideas to share. Some are similar to things you have heard before, and others are new and different. Come and join us if you can.”

Link to note: https://truesdalelake.nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=18989295 Continue reading