Attention all lake property owners
An application of the aquatic herbicide triclopyr (Renovate) to Waneta and Lamoka Lakes will begin on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Either Renovate 3 (liquid) or Renovate OTF (granular) will be used depending on location. The application will be conducted during a two day period. During this application 27.8 acres of Lamoka Lake and 28.7 acres of Mud Creek Channel will be treated. On Waneta Lake, 83.5 acres will be treated with Renovate OTF.
The water use restrictions associated with the use of Renovate aquatic herbicide are:
- Use of water for human consumption is prohibited following application until the Renovate concentration falls below 50 parts per billion (ppb) by laboratory analysis. Known potable water users will be notified when the safe level is reached.
- Swimming and bathing are prohibited for 3 hours following application.
- There are no restrictions for fishing or use of fish caught.
- Treated water may not be used for irrigation purposes for 120 days after application or until residue levels of Renovate 3 are determined by laboratory analysis to be 1 ppb or less.
- There is no restriction on the use of treated water to irrigate established grasses. If you rent out your property during the time of application, it is your responsibility to notify renters of the applicable restrictions.
- For persons affected by potable water restrictions, the Lamoka-Waneta Lakes’ District Commission will provide potable water, as needed, following treatment. Those affected by this restriction may also request potable water for up to 30 days following treatment.
Latest information on dam issue
The LWLA has just been informed that NYSEG came down today, Saturday, May 9, 2015 and unjammed the opened gate and closed it. Both gates are now closed and we can hopefully begin to recoup the valuable water that was lost. The LWLA would like to thank all of you that contacted state and local representatives along with calls to NYSEG to help our voice be heard to expedite the repair work. We want to also thank NYSEG for getting the gate unjammed and repaired.
Waneta Lake, once known as "Little Lake," is a small lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The lake straddles the border of Schuyler County and Steuben County, and is within the towns of Tyrone and Wayne. Waneta Lake is 3.5 miles long, north-to-south, half a mile wide and lies just east of the southern branch of Keuka Lake. Lamoka Lake, once known as "Mud Lake," rests south of Waneta connected by a .7 mile channel that flows through Waneta-Lamoka Wildlife Management Area.