Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

Republished: May 7th 2009 EcoLogic Lakes Report Presentation to Town Board

This is a re-publication of an article first posted on this website in 2009 here (link goes to old website archive).

We recently came across it and are re-posting it for the benefit of residents new and old.

Multiple watersheds shown including specific watersheds for the seven different lakes in town.

On May 7th, 2009 at 7:30pm the firm EcoLogic, LLC of Cazenovia, NY will present the townwide lake study to the Town Board. The Town Board meeting for that evening is scheduled for 7:30PM at the Increase Miller School in Goldens Bridge. See the Town of Lewisboro website for more details and agenda.


In August 2007, EcoLogic, LLC entered into an agreement with the Town of Lewisboro via the Lewisboro Lakes Committee to develop a planning document outlining management of the lakes and watershed areas within the Town.

The report is available here (around 10Mb pdf file).

The zip file containing the MS Access database used for producing the charts, graphs, and analysis is available here. (2.5Mb est zipped size)

Four specific objectives were cited:

  • Create a central repository of natural resource data, statistics, and testing data for each of the lakes in the Town;
  • Summarize each lake’s water quality and environmental concerns;
  • Recommend the most logical, environmentally sound, and cost-effective sequence of projects to improve and maintain water quality throughout the Town;
  • Synthesize and collate all the studies on each of the lakes.

Additional data gathering and evaluation tasks were included to meet the overall objectives. This document – Town-Wide Comprehensive Lakes Management Plan – summarizes the water quality and aquatic habitat conditions of seven lakes in the Town of Lewisboro, and recommends measures for their protection and restoration.

Report Organization

The Town-wide Lakes Management Plan is organized in three sections. The first is composed of this introduction, a summary of the environmental settings of the lakes, followed by “Fact Sheets” for each lake. These fact sheets may be used as reference material for the lake associations. The second section discusses the water quality issues on a Town wide basis, identifies the pollutant(s) of concern and their source(s), and identifies reductions needed to meet restoration goals. The third and final section is a synthesis of management options and sets forth recommendations and priority actions for the Town of Lewisboro.

Plan published by EcoLogic, LLC of Cazenovia, NY.

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