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Tully Lake~Preserve, Protect and Enjoy​

Formed in 1972, The Tully Lake Property Owners Association aims to support the owners who live year-round and seasonally on this magnificent kettle lake on the border of Onondaga and Cortland counties. This organization is not-for-profit and intends to keep Tully Lake healthy, pristine and a premier recreation area. TLPOA participates in collaboration with organizations such as C-OFOKLA, The Kettle Lake Associations, Inc., and NYSFOLA the New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc., to provide information and support of our watershed and precious lake.

Join us at our Annual Meeting- June 20th, 2024 at T.U.C.C. beginning with a light dinner and Collaborative Kettle Lakes Meeting at 6:00 pm. Our TLPOA Association will meet immediately following. Remember to welcome our new secretary-Nikki Mason!

New Initiative

1

Tools in our Lake Management Tool Box

Since 1994 or so Gary LeRoux has been providing weed harvesting services to try to help us manage the inordinate amount of aquatic invasive species plaguing Tully Lake. It has opened up boating pathways but the problems are continuously growing. 

2

Herbicide Pilot Program

We have been offered a chance to have 1.5 acres of starry stonewort treated in St. Charles Bay to provide a case study for this chelated treatment which has been proven safe throughout the USA. 

3

Moving Forward

TLPOA members support our moving cautiously as we try this method of treatment-applying targeted herbicides, has been used successfully on Little York Lake for many years, and others across the state and USA. Treatment will occur over one day when the algae is in full growth in July or August 2024. There are no precautionary measures to take, other than at the time of application.  Everyone will be informed.

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Save the date:
31st Annual Kids' Fishing Derby and Kayak (or maybe SUP?) Raffle will be on Sunday, August 18th, 2024 at the Main from 9am until 2:00 PM 

Let’stalk

Your Kettle Lakes Association is working to develop a comprehensive array of resources for residents and guests in the event of significant stormwater run-off
 
The picture below was taken at the Cummings Point area of the Lake after the storm of October 28, 2021.

This image was taken at Cummings Point after the​ flooding that occurred in the late October 2021 Nor'Easter 

Photo credit, Colleen Zawadzki

STORM EVENTS 

(August 18/19 and October 27th 2021,) caused major flooding and damage to properties on Tully Lake and the other Kettle Lakes.  Many properties were damaged, and docks floated away.  We worked had as an Association to support our members offering Water Sampling reimbursements and information on how to navigate the challenges that this caused. We have convened a collaborative Kettle Lakes Storm Response Team collaborative Storm Response Team to develop proactive plans with the other Kettle Lakes, if (when) we are faced with major storm events in the future. 

Check out our wonderful Kettle Lakes Sharing Sessions videos below.   Each of the four Kettle Lakes featured a 45 minute "workshop" highlighting the unique issues they are addressing.  More than 90 people registered for one or more of the sessions.

Please enjoy viewing our four Kettle Lakes Sharing Session Videos. 


https://youtu.be/8uUEVaJ2a8k Tully Lake-February

https://youtu.be/f6mox46eonA Crooked Lake-March

https://youtu.be/Cm4rdDj3Gik Song Lake-April

https://youtu.be/NCq47XtF-Vk Little York Lake-May

Check out the HARMFUL ALGAL BOOM (HAB)

This one we have had for many years is called PLANKTOTHRIX that has been in the French's Bay area of Tully Lake. DO NOT GO IN IF YOU SEE THIS AND KEEP PETS OUT! At the end of August it spread to the southeastern end of the lake as well. We tested three old lake level wells and they tested negative for this Cyanobacteria Link.

 

Go to the YOUTUBE link below to view a video I took for this PLANKTOTHRIX a while back. It is so unusual and does not look at all like a typical harmful algal bloom.  It is a anatoxin. Nasty so do NOT go in the water if you see this. 

 

https://youtu.be/s7xUEnI7j4s

 

Tully Lake Property Owners Association

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