Annual Water Quality Report Each year, a survey is performed on Tyler Lake to determine the extent of the weeds and the overall health of the lake. The annual report is presented and discussed at the Association's annual meeting each July.
Weed Remediation Controlling the lake weed, both invasive and native species, is a critical task to ensure the continued health of the lake. The lake is on a 3 year cycle of remediation projects consisting of Mechanical, Chemical and Physical mitigation techniques. The Water Quality committee leads this effort to ensure that the lake maintains the highest level of clarity for the continued enjoyment of everyone.
Weed Remediation Our second weed treatment will be on Tuesday, June 21st. NEAR (our limnologists) have taken water samples to ensure that the correct levels of the herbicide were applied, and that they remain at sufficient levels to be effective. In addition, Solitude (applicators) will take samples before they apply the herbicide, for the same reasons. Because we are part of a reservoir system, we have to conduct multiple, low-dosage treatments. It is critical that the treatments be within a narrow level of concentration; not too much, not too little, to be effective. Solitude, our application specialists, will be on the Lake on that Tuesday to apply the State-approved herbicide that has been proven effective in past treatments. They must have plenty of room to operate; if you are fishing, kayaking or whatever near the area that they are spreading the pelletized herbicide, please vacate that area until they pass. These treatments are expensive, and we don’t want to have to miss anywhere. Note that there are no restrictions for recreational use of the lake (boating, fishing and swimming) following the application.
Please see the attached map of where Solitude will be treating the weeds. There may be minor variations in this pattern, but they use GPS to ensure that they cover the area. The middle isn't done because sunlight doesn't reach that deep to support this type of weed growth. After the treatment, Solitude and NEAR will again take water samples to test that the concentration is at the proper dosage level. These steps are always conducted in accordance with the advice of our Limnologist and technicians at New England Aquatic Research (NEAR), the State and our application specialists.