Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

September 9, 2016
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Treatment Report from September 1, 2016

Solitude Lake Management came to inspect and treat the lake Thursday, September 1st, 2016. They were able to do only a partial treatment due to lake conditions. Excerpt of report below:

“Water column heavy with unicellular algae. Elodea throughout the lake. Less filamentous algae along shorelines than previous visit. South end of lake looks very bad as topped out Elodea and dead filamentous algae are causing stagnant water. Unable to treat this area.” Continue reading

August 24, 2016
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Algae Treatment Report from August 18th, 2016

Solitude Lake Management came on Thursday August 18th to inspect, test, and treat the lake. Since the conditions were favorable (good dissolved oxygen levels), the algae treatment was performed. From the report (also attached): Inspected Lake: Observed elodea, lilies, unicellular … Continue reading

July 30, 2016
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Lake Treatment and Survey Report – July 21st, 2016

Truesdale Lake was treated with Copper Sulfate for algae control on 7/21/16.

From the report:

7/21/16 Treatment and Survey of Lake Truesdale

“Observed elodea, white lilies, and duckweed along with floating filamentous algae and unicellular algae. Princeton hydro is working hard with harvester on tracks. I applied copper sulfate to the entire shoreline for floating filamentous algae. There are dense patches of elodea scattered around the shoreline where there are dense matts of FFA colonizing on it. Fragments of elodea floating on the surface of the entire lake. Water is turning green.”

See image of report summary at website via link.

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July 18, 2016
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Lake Survey Report – July 13th, 2016

From the report:

7/13/16 Survey of Lake Truesdale.

“The water column was green with unicellular algae. North of the launch and up along eastern shore displayed Elodea in sparse patches. Denser infestation in the northeastern cove covered with filamentous algae. The northern end by the spillway displayed trace patches. Down the western shoreline, the Elodea becomes sparse to moderate density to the cove area just south of west beach. Then the density increases with moderate patches scattered around the cove. Past the island, down to the southern end and back along the launch, the Elodea becomes very dense with filamentous algae clinging to topped out plants. The lake center displayed stray patches of Elodea with 90% of the plants topped out. Water samples collected for algae county. Spoke with Lara Gorton on site. She noted that the lake has been used more this year than compared to last year.”

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March 31, 2016
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Article Link: Plants to Use and Avoid When Planting a Vegetative Buffer

Allied Biological has merged with another company and renamed itself SOLitude.

SOLitude is the company we contract with to apply herbicides and algaecides to the lake in the spring and summer as needed. They also test the water and perform plant surveys periodically as well. SOLitude works with our Lake Management Committee to develop a lake treatment plan for each summer.

You can read more about our Lake Management Committee here. The Lake Management Committee is made up of residents of the lake community who are dedicated to sustainable management of our wonderful lake.

The SOLitude website has some helpful articles including this one (excerpt here):

“Recommended Plants to Use and Avoid When Establishing a Vegetative Buffer

Lake and pond issues often start on land. When it rains, stormwater runoff accumulates a significant amount of nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen before draining into your waterbody. This can lead to water quality issues like foul odor, poor water clarity and algae blooms. Having an established vegetative buffer surrounding your lake or pond not only helps filter these harmful nutrients, but also provides shoreline stability and helps prevent erosion. And by reducing the inflow of sediment into your waterbody, a well-maintained buffer can help prolong or even prevent the need for future dredging.

Additionally, vegetative buffers create an excellent habitat for dragonflies and other natural predators that feed on mosquitoes and their larvae, thus leading to improved mosquito control around your lake or pond. Buffers are also a major deterrent to nuisance Canada Geese and can prevent them from becoming full time residents on your property…. [Read more at website]”

Their site also has many other useful resources. Continue reading