October 28, 2016
Sharing this note from David Sachs, TLPOA President, about the past summer and preliminary plans for next summer. More to come
As of 2016-10-24
Good day to you all on this brisk and beautiful October afternoon. I wanted to bring you up to date about Truesdale Lake â€“ some information about this past summer and then more information about plans for Summer 2017.
First of all, this past summer was one of the most challenging and frustrating in memory. Permits to treat the lake were not granted by the DEC until mid-July â€“ and that was only after we begged and pleaded and cajoled them to approve them. DEC had changed their permitting process â€“ and they did so late last spring â€“ and then it all fell apart after that.
When we were able to treat, we did so â€“ but by mid-July that means that you are treating for algae, since weed treating is normally done in the April time frame. Some people said that the water quality was good â€“ which it was in some parts of the lake â€“ but the south end of the lake clearly was not good â€“ with weeds and algae everywhere. Frustration levels were (and probably are) high.
For the first time ever, we tried some weed harvesting â€“ in late July, when it became clear that the TEA beach was unusable. Weed harvesting can be helpful, but many have said that it is a lot like mowing your lawn in the middle of the summer; it looks good for a week or so, and then it must be done again. Weed harvesting seems to be a lot like that, at least during the summer, when weeds and algae are actively growing.
(more of the letter is online in on the lake website…)
July 25, 2016
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A late afternoon thundershower chased the harvester back to dry land as quickly as the treads could drive it across the lake. See photo attached. Fortunately better weather is in the forecast for tomorrow. Continue reading
July 21, 2016
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Some photos and video of the Princeton Hydro Truxor amphibious weed assault vehicle in action. Piloted by Matthew of Princeton Hydro. If you have photos or video, send them in and I will post them to the site. Continue reading
July 18, 2016
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We have contracted with Princeton Hydro to mechanically harvest weeds using their “Truxor” amphibious vehicle with multiple attachments. See photos for details.
They will be here for the next week+. Work will start tomorrow morning (Tuesday 7/19).
More “action shots” & video to follow once it is in the water and working. Continue reading
December 9, 2015
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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