BEMUS POINT, NY – The Towns of Busti, Ellery, and North Harmony have received permits from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to use the aquatic herbicides Aquathol K (endothall), Navigate (2,4-D), and Renovate 3 (triclopyr) to control Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed in areas of Chautauqua Lake that border each of the Towns’ respective jurisdictions.
Should any Town undertake the application of herbicides consistent with the permit granted by the NYSDEC, the application of treatment will take place June 11 and 12, 2018 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.. Notification of the application of the treatment will be posted at public access points on or before the day(s) of the application.
The timeframes for restrictions on water use start as soon as the treatment has been completed. Information on water use restrictions, including when those restrictions are lifted, will be posted on the website of each Town that undertakes the application of herbicides. In addition, signs will be posted around the Lake and along downstream waters notifying users of the water use restrictions. When the swimming/bathing, fishing, animal consumption, and potable use water restrictions are lifted, posted signs will be modified to reflect that only the irrigation restriction remains in place. After the treatment is completed, information on the status of the irrigation restriction may be obtained on each applicable Town’s website or by contacting the Town Clerks at the numbers below.
Warning signs containing the following restrictions will be posted around the Lake and at public access points along downstream waters on or before the affected areas on the day(s) of treatment and shall remain posted as long as the restrictions are in place:
Swimming: During Treatment and 24 hours after
Irrigation: 120 days or < 1 ppb of triclopyr
Domestic Water use: <50 ppb
Potable Water Use: <50 ppb
Livestock Watering: 24 hours
Animal Consumption: During treatment and 24 hours after
Fishing: During Treatment and 24 hours after
Other Use Restrictions: None
The permits and a map of the application sites and affected areas are available at the respective Town Halls and may be viewed during each Town’s normal business hours. Office staff will assist you in answering your questions regarding the treatments. For all technical questions regarding the herbicides and treatment plan, please contact Brad Bowers, 1-888-480-5253, or Glenn Sullivan, 1-908-310-8775 at SOLitude Lake Management during business hours.
The Herbicide product labels are available at https://www.solitudelakemanagement.com/product-labels-new-york-2017.