From a local paper www.LoHud.com
"Alage toxins persvaisive in NY waters.
Naturally occurring toxins that can harm humans, pets and wildlife have been found in more than 100 New York lakes, ponds and bays, including several in Westchester County, and, in many cases, at levels considered unsafe."
We "DO SOMETHING" about these problems by employing Biology to balance the unbalanced watershed and re-establish the food web dynamic (reversing hyper-eutrophication). We have presented with Putnam Lake, Lake Carmel, Lake Shenorock, Lake Lincolndale, Lake Mehaugh, Mohegan lake, Putnam Lake, Glenmere Lake, Lake Oscawana, Lake Peekskill, Mill Pond (So. Hampton, LI), Lake Champlain (Town of Burlington, VT), leonard Park Pond, Mt. Kisco, NY, Grand Lake St. Mary's, Lake Katonah, Katonah, NY, Hillside Lake, E. Fishkill, NY, Santuit Pond, MA.
We have active projects underway in Greenwood Lake, Duck Pond, Tarrytown Lakes Reservoir's, Lake Collins, Scotia, NY and hundreds of other Municipal as well as private lakes, drinking water reservoirs and ponds throughout the US as well as overseas, with great results in reversing eutrophication for over 40 years. There is no way around ignoring this problem anymore. We have a vital responsibility to ourselves and our community as well as our next generation, in terms of leaving a legacy of restoration as a best management practice (That WORKS).
Herbicides and Alum, Dredging,Weed Harvesting, Lowering the lake, employing Grass Carp, Aeration systems that are not up to professional grade, nor are engineered to achieve the task at hand are adequate alternatives for reasonable assessment any longer. "Expert" opinion's from "professional's" need to be brought to bear for accounting from their very expensive "expertise". That said, I am suggesting that anyone being paid for "professional Services" to consult on "lake Restoration" be reviewed on a basis from which they SHOW their results in reversing eutrophication in actual Lakes they have "restored".
I can speak to this specifically because I have lectured, advised, educated and informed the municipalities and private lake association's in public and private "Town Hall" style meetings for many years now. I have seen the "Folly" and our precious time and resources wasted as we permit this folly to continue any further frankly. There is and there are solution's to this problem. It will cost money.. Money that is accountable for results through reversal of putrid water bodies and restoring our greatest natural asset.. Our Water bodies.
I'm an open book.. Google me. See my youtube videos (moseljack) and seek me out for consultation. All the local politician's know me. Many run on a Lake Restoration as a 'stump' advocating and/or riding our wave from recent presentations.. lake Restoration is such a great platform.. Who'd buck it.
My partner Mr. John Tucci, President of Lake-savers and I have heard it all from those who seek to remain IN THE WAY of actual restoration and PROGRESS. I usually close (lately) with this:
"We are the last house on the block. We can do what we say we can do (other's cannot and have not). Their is no simple solution to reversing the decades of damage we all have done to our water. We can however engineer on a case by case basis, a plan for each lake and manage its' restoration with goal oriented targets to hit, on a 5 and 10 year basis. We increase depth from our process up to one foot per year and remove the accumulated organic detritus (muck) from the lake's bottom (where up to 60% of the TMDL from Phosphorus and Nitrogen are deposited). We remove 90% of Bio-available Phosphorus from these lakes in this way (Taking away the FUEL that cycles ALGAE growth). We're ready to talk when you all are."
Tid bit: I was present 25 years ago with the founder of Clean-Flo Labs Mr. Robert Laing, while Ii was installing a pilot project to restore a canal off the East River, NYC in English Kills in Newtown Creek. We were asked by URS Consultant's (Env. Engineers for NYC) and the City of NY to provide a plan to provide our systems in ALL the 12 NYC Drinking Water Reservoir's. We were also asked to provide our scalable process for the Hudson River. It was then that we received an immediate cold shoulder from both project's after other dredging outfits and wastewater treatment facilities construction plans were to take center stage in our stead. We had at that time just completed a restoration in Formies France on a 15 mile River (Le helpe' River) and subsequently won France's highest environmental award for achieving what we did. So.. Show me YOUR interest and tell me when WE get moving...
Jack Mosel, Senior Lake Restoration Consultant Lake-Savers