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Lake Management


Invasive Species are one of many issues threatening our lakes today. There are several organizations and agencies to assist with identification and control. The following are helpful sources:

Harmful Algal Blooms are becoming a dominant feature in many NY Lakes.

  • To learn more about proper identification and notification go to the NYS DEC Website
  • Click on the link to Read  My Poor Little Lake by Scott Kishbaugh and Karen Stainbrook, a great article from the New York State Conservationist, April 2014, about Chauttauqua Lake and harmful algal blooms.

Lake Management Planning

Cortland‐Onondaga Federation of Kettle Lake Associations Best Management Plan Framework (pdf)

Hydrogeology of the Tully Lakes Area in Southern Onondaga and Northern Cortland Counties, New York  by the U.S. Geological Survey


NYSFOLA and NYS DEC have collaborated on producing the definitive guide for creating a small lake management plan. Buy your copy on Amazon.com or download the order form.