05. October 2020 · Comments Off on The Drawdown Is Coming · Categories: Area news, Drawdown, General Information

On October 15th, in accordance with our DEC drawdown permit, we will begin to lower the lake to winter level. Winter level is approximately 52-inches lower than the average summer level and depending on weather conditions could take a few weeks to attain. Please be sure to complete any shoreline projects this fall while the lake is low, as springtime water levels are often difficult to control due to snowmelt and rain. As always, please remember not to rake leaves, twigs, and branches into the lake in the fall. If you can, please remove fallen leaves from the lake bed. Rotting leaves provide nutrients for aquatic invasive species and branches and twigs end up clogging the dam sluice gate. 

We have been lucky to have some warm and sunny days this fall. Please enjoy the next week on the lake and remember to have your boats out by October 15th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your area board member.

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