Letter of Notification: DEC Permit for Application of Aquatic Pesticides in Chautauqua Lake

Letter of Notification: DEC Permit for Application of Aquatic Pesticides in Chautauqua Lake

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[caption id="attachment_1408" align="alignright" width="232"] Click this image to view the full permit application..[/caption] According to a March 14 Letter of Notification received on March 19 from the Chautauqua Lake Partnership, lakeside property owners wanting to object to the use of herbicides this May in front of their property need to so notify NYSDEC by April 4, 2018. Failure to notify will be construed by NYSDEC as consenting to the use of herbicides. The proper person to notify is specified on Page 3 of the Notification. Page 1 of the Notification advises the reader that any treatment will be dependent upon the Town of Ellery endorsing the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and the several involved municipalities subsequently passing resolutions to proceed. Public comments on that draft document were accepted by…
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CLA Ice Pick 2018 Begins

CLA Ice Pick 2018 Begins

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It has been a cold winter with chilling winds and record snowfall across the region. The waters of Chautauqua Lake have frozen with 13-inch ice reported in some areas allowing the annual Chautauqua Lake Ice Pick (CLIP) competition to begin. Proceeds collected from the CLIP competition help the CLA funding annual lake maintenance including the removal of nuisance aquatic vegetation. The competition is ongoing through early spring. “Due to unseasonal temperatures, we were not able to place the ice pick on the lake in 2017. We’re excited to be able to resume this annual fundraiser again in 2018,” said Doug Conroe, executive director for the CLA. “The tripod has fallen through the ice during March or April the last few years. It really is up in the air this year…
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Comments On The Draft Scoping Document – DSEIS Chautauqua Lake Herbicide Treatment

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We offer these comments along with an expression of dissatisfaction with the amount of time made available by the Town for documents review. We were only able to give a cursory review of the materials as there were only ten (10) business days during the review period that our office was open for business due to weekends and holiday closings. We also express our dissatisfaction that the review process was not generally publicized in the media, beyond minimum requirements, so that all community members would be aware of the opportunity to comments. Click Here for Full CLA Response
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Governor Proposes $65M Investment to Combat Algal Blooms

Governor Proposes $65M Investment to Combat Algal Blooms

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the 12th proposal of the 2018 State of the State: implementing a $65 million 4-point initiative to aggressively combat harmful algal blooms in Upstate New York that threaten the recreational use of lakes that are important to upstate tourism, as well as sources of drinking water. Twelve priority lakes that are vulnerable to HABs and are critical sources of drinking water and vital tourism drivers were chosen as priority waterbodies because they represent a wide range of conditions and vulnerabilities and the lessons learned will be applied to other impacted waterbodies moving forward. Those lakes are: Western Group: Conesus Lake; Honeoye Lake; Chautauqua Lake Central Group: Owasco Lake; Skaneateles Lake; Cayuga Lake North Country Group: Lake Champlain at Port Henry; New York portion of…
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Harmful Blue-green Algae Blooms: Understanding the Risks of Piping Surface Water into Your Home

Harmful Blue-green Algae Blooms: Understanding the Risks of Piping Surface Water into Your Home

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This page provides information and advice for people who are not able to connect their homes to a public water supply or to a drilled well for their drinking water and are using a surface water source such as a lake, river, stream or spring for their household water. It is important to understand the risk of illness associated with using surface water that could contain harmful blue-green algae and their toxins, as well as bacteria, parasites and viruses. About Harmful Blue-green Algae and Health Effects Harmful blue-green algae blooms have been occurring in surface waters throughout New York State. Contact with water with blue-green algae and their toxins can cause health effects. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea or vomiting; skin, eye or throat irritation; and allergic reactions or breathing difficulties.…
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