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Farming Community Does Its Part To Protect Lake

May 5, 2013

The article “Prendergast Library Holds Critical Discussion on Lake Health” that appeared in the May 1 edition of The Post-Journal included the statement “Seventy-one percent of the phosphorus that......

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May-06-13 7:37 AM

Last fall I observed a farmer spread approximately 40,000 gallons of liquid manure on his field. 3 days later there was a rain storm and all the manure was gone. This field was within ½ mile to a creek that later would drain to Chautauqua Lake.???? They plow fields and are not required to use silt fencing. Farmers are not controlled as other are and I believe have a huge impact on adding nutrients and silt to Chautauqua Lake.

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