Weed Study

Under the direction of Mike Curran the Lake Association has been conducting a study on insect control of Eurasion Milfoil. This project began a couple of years ago and culminated in a draft study by Paul Lord from Cornell University. This study was a joint effort between the Tioughnioga Lake Preservation Foundation, the Madison County Planning Department and the DeRuyter Lake Association providing sufficient money to complete. It is an in-depth study that included night time fish shocking to determine number and types of fish in the lake, numerous underwater surveys of plant types and amounts including the Herbivorous Insects (little critters) that "eat" milfoil. 

Mike has been busy meeting with DEC and obtaining permission to proceed along with getting their committment to increase the size limit of walleyes able to be taken. This is a recommendation to increase the survival rate of walleye, which feed off of sunfish and bluegills, which in turn, the bluegills feed off the "little critters" that reduce the milfoil. 

Paul Lord Weed Study Update 4Apr2017 with appendices 1 (pdf)