Lake Pleasant Water Quality in 2016

Lake Pleasant Water Quality


In the summer of 2016 we completed our third annual water quality testing of Lake Pleasant through the DEC Citizens’ Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP). In this program LPSA volunteers sample the lake biweekly from early June to September and send the samples for analysis at a state-certified lab. The cost to us for this program is $470 with the  state subsidy. Without the subsidy, it would cost us nearly $3,000. The data show that LP is a healthy lake, with low levels of nutrients that produce harmful algae, good water clarity, neutral acidity, and no other red flags we should be concerned with. The report states that, “Lake Pleasant has higher water clarity and lower nutrient and algal levels than typical eastern Adirondack lakes.

We will continue this program in the summer of 2017, but switch lakes to Sacandaga. The state has given us permission to sample our 2 lakes on alternate 3 year periods, which is fortunate for us, since the program samples about 120 lakes each year and there is always a long waiting list.

Read the full report. 

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