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Honeoye Lake Aquatic Vegetation Management Program

Posted on: July 18, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Update - July, 18, 2014

The harvester worked three days last week (7/7-7/9) on both sides of the lake, north and south. Aquatic vegetation was confirmed to be lighter than usual. This week the harvester was moved to the California Ranch but did not harvest. Instead, operators worked to remove overgrown vegetation behind the weir in the lagoon at the north end. This is handwork, slow and difficult, but appears to be facilitating the flow of water exceeding 803.5 feet above sea level. This water level is the historic mean for Honeoye Lake, and the goal for water level maintenance provided by the weir. When the lake exceeds 803.5 feet above sea level, water flows over the weir, but more freely now that overgrown vegetation is being removed. Maintaining water level at or near the historic mean diminishes the shoreline erosion and property damage that accompanies large lake level fluctuations, while accommodating multiple lake users.

The weir vegetation removal project will continue in coordation with the Town of Richmond.

If you experience dense plant growth in your area, please contact us at (585) 396-4458, and we will be happy to inspect your area for resumed harvesting.

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