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Storm water project planned in Schroon

Grant to cover cost of work

A storm water run off project will be completed in Schroon Lake hamlet this fall. Supervisor Mike Marnell expects work to begin after Labor Day on the project, which will collect and treat storm water before it reaches Schroon Lake.

A storm water run off project will be completed in Schroon Lake hamlet this fall. Supervisor Mike Marnell expects work to begin after Labor Day on the project, which will collect and treat storm water before it reaches Schroon Lake.

— Preserving Schroon Lake’s water quality is a priority for the Schroon Lake Association. The SLA works with Steve LaMere, the lake manager, and volunteers to monitor the lake.

“We are funding continuing water quality sampling for the entirety of the lake. Keeping track of contaminants and bacteria is critical to our lake’s health,” Granger said. “Our volunteers, led by Chuck Harste, work with Steve LaMere and CSLAP to do multiple samplings every year.“

CSLAP is the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program, a volunteer lake monitoring and education program that is managed by state Department of Environmental Conservation and New York State Federation of Lake Associations.

Granger said a comprehensive report looking at Schroon Lake water quality the past five years in now being prepared. The report, when completed, will be available on the SLA website, www.schroonlakeassociation.com

“The results are good so far, but merit vigilance, as phosphates and salt are rising in some areas,” he said.

Schroon Lake is a 4,126 acre lake and its watershed area is part of the Hudson River drainage system.

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