Lake Protection Committee
Chair: Andy Dales
Lake Water quality
THE LAKE REMAINS MILFOIL FREE!
Water clarity in 2010 was better than average at 8.4 m. sechi depth, putting Caspian in the top five lakes in the State. Clarity so far in 2011 is excellent. Phosphorus and algae are low and stable. We test weekly from June to September….usually twelve weeks. Current results are posted near Willey’s Store meat counter among the trophy trout and the wine. Eventually these results will be on the Greensboro Association website.
v Our number one water quality challenge is silt/water runoff. Our number one threat is Eurasian Milfoil.
v A new potential problem has arisen this year with the arrival of more than the usual number of Canadian geese on the lakeshores, despoiling some beach areas. We are organizing a group to consider solutions and execute them.
v We applied for and received a State of Vermont Grant to partially fund our boat launch greeter program. We also received a Town of Greensboro appropriation of $6000 to cover the shortfall of the State Grant.
v So far this year, our inspectors have checked roughly 250 boats/trailers entering Caspian at the Public Beach…..none carried Milfoil. Milfoil was discovered on three trailers last year. Boat/trailer traffic at the boat launching area continues to decline. This year low water levels may have also discouraged some launchings
v Our group of “Milfoil Watchers” (10 or so volunteers who systematically search the entire lake shore) is in action. There were no discoveries in 2010 or this year so far.
v A popular new booklet, titled “50 Ways to Preserve and Protect Caspain Lake” is still available at Town Hall. Donations to cover its modest cost are appreciated.
v Revised/updated Greensboro Area Information and Greensboro Rental Guidelines are also available.
v New and improved Caspian Lake and Town of Greensboro Maps, edited by the Greensboro Association, are available for sale at Willey’s Store.
Andy Dales, Chair