Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

Lake Drawdown Plan 2022-2023

We plan to do a winter lake drawdown on Truesdale Lake starting late November 2022 lasting until around February-March 2023.

The aim is to duplicate the successful drawdowns of 2019-20 and 2020-21. We skipped last year on the advice of our lake management company, Pond & Lake Connection. They advise drawdowns every other year after the initial 2 years back to back.

Actual dates and drawdown success will depend on how quickly the siphons remove the top 3′ of water from the lake, how much rain we get that re-fills the lake, when the ice-over happens that can potentially stop the siphons from functioning, and any loss of suction that interrupts the siphons from functioning.

There are a lot of variables at play and we cannot predict exactly how the drawdown will proceed, but it will be actively managed during the season.

For more information on drawdowns we have done in the past, visit our Drawdown Project page here:

Siphons in place at Truesdale Lake Dam.

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