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Summer Menace

Invasive Species Expert Breaks Down Management Plan

April 21, 2013

CHAUTAUQUA — Mike Martin spent three-and-a-half weeks studying and charting Chautauqua Lake last summer, attempting to help the county Planning Department with its Submerged Aquatic Vegetation......

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Apr-21-13 8:30 PM

Allow me to re-phrase. Google this:

post journal. lake full of weeds

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Apr-21-13 8:23 PM

See this Letter to the Editor

Lake Full Of Weeds Is Of No Use October 2, 2011

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Apr-21-13 7:08 PM

The "ones" who put a stop to the spraying are the environmentalists, who want to take care of the problem without chemicals. Obviously, their way is not working and they just might have to compromise. Spray to get rid of the weeds, them implement their management ideas.

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Apr-21-13 6:36 PM

We can hire consultants to study the situation and tell us what we pretty much know, but until the proper funding is in place to implement the plan (or at the very least, to be able to pay for spraying), the issue will only get worse. I agree that we ought to spray asap, until we can come to grips with a long-range plan with proper backing.

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Apr-21-13 3:56 PM

They sprayed 20 years ago and the lake was beautiful .....then a few people complained and then came what we have today....nobody spoke up then for the CLA to continue spraying...the lake was managed nicely when the spray was used. It might take 5 to 10 years of spraying but we could get our lake back....if not don,t expect much

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Apr-21-13 10:05 AM

dealt not dealth

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Apr-21-13 10:05 AM

I really hoped, prior to reading this article, that there would be a solution or solutions suggested in it. And, once again, there is not. I have lived here for over 20 years and all anyone does is "discuss" the lake weed problem. If it is not dealth with effectively, the lake-front properties will lose their value and will be re-assessed downward, which will in turn raise the taxes of non-lake front properties, to make up the difference. This is just one consequence of the weed problem. Another is that lake front owners will not be able to sell their property.

I agree w/ ru4real, spray, kill the dam*n weeds. Then you can apply your management theories to the lake and see if they work.

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Apr-21-13 7:48 AM

spray, fools!!

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Apr-21-13 4:26 AM

pure nonsense

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