Cazenovia Lake to receive pesticide treatments June 10 through 14

Residents should not swim for three hours after treatments

— The town of Cazenovia last week released a Notice of Pesticide Application for Cazenovia Lake. The notice reads in full:

This notice is issued in accordance with and pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations pertaining to Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review Act - SEQRA) of the Environmental Conservation Law and the terms of a certain Permit issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Purpose of Action and Pesticide to Be Used:

Application (treatment) of the herbicide/pesticide, Renovate OTF® (On Target Flake) to portions of Cazenovia Lake (comprising approximately 176 acres) for control of the invasive aquatic plant species, Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum).

Description of Action and Area to Be Treated:

The action involves treatment of areas of Cazenovia Lake through the application of the herbicide triclopyr (trade name Renovate OTF®) to portions of the Lake’s nearshore area, focusing on areas along the eastern and western shorelines. The treatment is designed to address the continued presence of the invasive aquatic plant species Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum). This is the fourth phase of treatment.

Town of Cazenovia, New York (Cazenovia Lake -- 1,164 + surface acres, approximately 176 acres of treatment area)

(See map on file with the Town Clerk at 7 Albany Street, Cazenovia, New York)

Date of Application: June 10 - June 14, 2014

Method of Application:

The application of the herbicide/pesticide will be by broadcast from two (2) to three (3) boats employing granular spreaders to disperse the herbicide/pesticide.

Warning Information from Label:

Water use restrictions

—Do not Swim for 3 hours after treatment

—Do not Irrigate with lake water for 120 days or until < 1ppb*

—Do not use water for Potable purposes for 120 days or until <50 ppb*

*Periodic testing of herbicide concentration will be conducted following the application, and the public will be advised when thresholds are met.

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