Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

2016 Lake Treatment Notification


2016 Lake Treatment Program

Date:   April 1, 2016

Screenshot 4:29:16, 8:46 AMTruesdale 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.

allied-boat-may-2015The Program is being carried out by NYSDEC certified personnel from the lake management firm SÅŒLitude 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:

Copper Sulfate Aquathol K
Swimming 24 hrs 24 hrs
Fishing none none
Irrigation none none
Livestock Watering 24 hrs 14 days
Drinking none <50 ppb

Product labels are available for review on the Truesdale Lake website and the SÅŒLitude Lake Management website, The lake shore will be posted at the time of treatment indicating the applicable water use restrictions. In the event that you, as a riparian owner or vested riparian user, have any questions or objections to the proposed program, please contact the following agency in writing within 21 days of receipt of this notice. Lack of comment will be considered consent to the treatment and water use restrictions.

Bureau of Pesticides
NYSDEC, Region 3
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1696

We are required by the NYSDEC to notify the lake community of our lake treatment plan. If you need further information regarding treatments, or require hard copies of the product labels, please contact Lara Gorton, TLPOA at or SÅŒLitude Lake Management at 908-850-0303 during business hours.

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

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