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 September 10, 2021 (photo - Looking North from Spafford Landing)
Dear Friends of Skaneateles Lake-

In this issue, please find information on the following:
  • Lake Data including water levels, dam discharge, and temperature. 
  • Onondaga County discontinues emergency order on "No Wake-5 MPH speed limit".
  • City of Syracuse announces virtual public information meeting to discuss EarthTec algicide use application being considered by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
  • Carpenter's Falls area under construction by NYSDEC
Water levels are continuing to drop as well as the surface temperature from recent cooler weather. According to the City of Syracuse Water Department, lake level as of 9-7-21 was 863.17' with dam discharge at 130.16 million gallons per day (MGD) and the surface temperature by the city intake pipes is 71 degrees F.

Additionally, NO Harmful Algal Blooms were reported this week.
“No Wake Zone” Order for Skaneateles Lake has Ended

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced on September 9, 2021 that the Executive Order declaring Skaneateles Lake a “No Wake Zone” has ended. Read full release HERE.  Please note that a 5 MPH speed limit is still in effect anywhere within 100' from any shoreline year-round.
City of Syracuse Virtual Public Information Meeting on EarthTec Algicide - September 16, 2021 at Noon

The City of Syracuse will be hosting a public information regarding the regulatory review of an application for use of the aquatic pesticide EarthTec in Skaneateles Lake to protect the local water supply. EarthTec is an algaecide/bactericide. More information and registration for meeting found HERE.

To read the Skaneateles Lake Association's current position regarding the EarthTec use application, please click HERE.
DEC Announces Start of Construction of $1.25 Million Project to Improve Access at Carpenter Falls Unique Area

Site will be closed during construction designed to improve public access at Carpenter Falls Unique Area in the town of Niles, Cayuga County. To ensure public safety, the site will remain closed for the duration of construction, which is expected to be completed in 2022. 

Full press release from NYSDEC can be viewed HERE.

To read SLA letter sent to DEC re: construction plans in 2019, please click HERE.

To read DEC response letter, please click HERE.

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