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Help Keep Our Watersheds Clean

June 5, 2013

It’s disturbing enough that water chestnuts and hydrilla are a threat to Chautauqua Lake. Hydrilla was found in Tonawanda Creek, less than 80 miles from Chautauqua County, last summer....

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Jun-10-13 12:29 PM

Seadog: As I stated in my post, "I do not propose to have a better solution". So, no, I do not know what can be done. But I do know that herbicides are not the answer. You know why they don't dredge? All the years of them dumping toxic crap, like the 'solution' you're suggesting, has created a layer of poison on the bottom of the lake. If they dredge, they stir that up and everything dies. You honestly think that something designed to kill one specific plant/animal is going to be safe for everything else?? You think it kills off it's intended target and then disappears??

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Jun-06-13 7:37 PM

Copy of my post from news article:

Rationalthinker, would you mind posting what you believe the condition the lake is in right now? After thousands and thousands of dollars spent on cutting, thousands spent on studies, we still have a weed problem that gets worse every year. With all th money spent over the past decades, they probably could have covered the cost of a good dredging of the outlet, which I believe would help greatly.

My point about spraying is when I lived on the lake years ago, they used to spray. The only thing was swimming was not allowed for a day or two. The lake was clear and the weeds were gone. What has the county done to FIX the problem? Cutting obviously is NOT the answer. Study after study has resulted in ZERO. So, please tell me what your solution is.

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Jun-06-13 12:13 PM

Why all of this desire to dump poisons into our waters? I don't claim to have a better solution, but toxins surely cannot be the best option.

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Jun-06-13 9:20 AM

The watershed group was originally two volunteers from each community around lake until lawyers and certain business people got involved changed to paying jobs and in my opinion really could care two cents on actual condition of lake, they need give back monies and SPRAY!!!

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Jun-06-13 9:16 AM


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Jun-05-13 8:21 PM

Amen, Seadog. If the past is any indication how they will handle this, I imagine they will talk, talk,talk about it. Bring in this expert and that expert. Throw their ideas around nothing! In the 23 years I have lived here, this is what they do. SPRAY-ELIMINATE THE BAD STUFF. Sheesh.

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Jun-05-13 3:04 PM


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