Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

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

July 23, 2015
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Remaining Algae Treatments for Summer 2015

We currently have 3 more algae treatments scheduled for this summer: July 28, August 11, and August 25 (all Tuesdays).

All treatments are dependent on lake condition and weather. NY State does not allow us to treat more frequently than every two weeks so if any of these are postponed due to weather or other conditions that will affect the treatment schedule after that date. Continue reading

June 19, 2015
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Lake Management Presentation by Christian Jenne on June 18th

Christian Jenne is a Masters Degree candidate at SUNY Oneonta’s Lake Management program. He is working with us at Truesdale Lake during his graduate studies to develop a Lake Management plan to help guide our lake stewardship efforts.

Last night (June 18th) he presented to a packed audience at the South Salem Presbyterian Church on Spring Street. If you were not able to make it, we have posted the slide images below along with a PDF document of the presentation.

Christian is also working on a survey to gather data about Lake Truesdale that will be sent out at the end of the summer or early fall. When you see it in your inbox or mailbox, please help out by answering and returning the survey. Thanks!

The information sheet that Wendy McLean referenced last night on what you can do NOW to help the lake is posted here. 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