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Prendergast Library Holds Critical Discussion On Lake Health

May 1, 2013

Seventy-one percent of the phosphorus that reaches the lake comes from farm fields, according to John Jablonski of the Chautauqua Watershed Conservanc....

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May-01-13 2:58 PM

The 71% referred to the SEDIMENT input from agriculture, not P. Farming was estimated in the Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Plan's executive summary at 51% of the P, with public sewage treatment plants contributing 27%, development 18% and septic systems only 1.5%.

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May-01-13 9:40 AM

How did john come up with 71 percent? Doesn't sound right.

Last years crop of weeds laying in the bottom of the lake and building up yr after yr, supply more than enough N P K for 100 percent this years crop. Plus making the lake more shallow.

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