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Invasive Species Prevention Plan

Invasive Species Prevention Plan

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Plan to prevent invasive species in Lake George
Plan to prevent invasive species in Lake George

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Lake George Aquatic Invasive SpeciesPrevention Plan
andDraft Generic Environmental Impact Statement
Lake George Park CommissionP.O. Box 749, 75 Fort George Road, Lake George, NY 12845518-668-9347 www.lgpc.state.ny.usBruce Young, Chairman
 
David Wick, Executive Director
 April 2013
 
Lake George Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Plan/Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement
Prepared For:Lake George Park CommissionP.O. Box 74975 Fort George RoadLake George, NY 12845Lead Agency:Lake George Park CommissionP.O. Box 74975 Fort George RoadLake George, NY 12845Contact Person:David Wick, Executive Director Prepared By:The LA GroupLandscape Architecture and Engineering, P.C.40 Long AlleySaratoga Springs, NY 12866Contact Person:S. Jeffrey Anthony, RLADate of Complete Draft Document: April 8, 2013Date of Public Hearing: May 28, 2013Date of Close of Comment: T.B.D.
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DRAFT for Public Review –5/7/2013 11:05 AM
TABLE OF CONTENTS PageEXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................................ iSECTION 1 PROJECT DESCRIPTION ..................................................................... 1-1
1.1 Introduction ........................................................................................ 1-11.2 Project Description ................................................................................. 1-11.3 Location and Regional Context .............................................................. 1-21.4 History and Background ......................................................................... 1-41.5 Purpose and Need for AIS Control ......................................................... 1-61.6 Movement and Spread of AIS .............................................................. 1-11
SECTION 2 EXISTING CONDITIONS ....................................................................... 2-1
2.1 Water Quality ........................................................................................ 2-12.2 Ecology ........................................................................................ 2-12.3 Fisheries ........................................................................................ 2-12.4 Lake George as a Drinking Water Supply .............................................. 2-22.5 AIS Introduction into Lake George ......................................................... 2-32.5.1 Boat Launches ............................................................................ 2-32.5.2 In-Lake Transport ....................................................................... 2-42.6 Aquatic Invasive Species Summary ....................................................... 2-42.6.1 Lake George Aquatic Plant Community ...................................... 2-52.6.2 Curly Leaf Pondweed ............................................................... 2-102.6.3 Eurasian Watermilfoil ................................................................ 2-102.6.4 Zebra Mussel ............................................................................ 2-122.6.5 Asian Clam ............................................................................... 2-132.6.6 Spiny Water Flea ...................................................................... 2-152.7 AIS Threats to Lake George ................................................................. 2-162.8 Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Programs ...................... 2-182.8.1 AIS Prevention Initiatives in Western States ........................... 2-182.8.2 AIS Prevention Initiatives in Northeast States .......................... 2-252.8.3 AIS Prevention Initiatives in New York State ............................ 2-262.8.4 Lessons Learned from State AIS Prevention Initiatives ............ 2-272.8.5 AIS Prevention Initiatives in Warren County, NY ...................... 2-272.8.6 AIS Prevention Initiatives for Lake George ............................... 2-28
SECTION 3 ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS ................................................................. 3-1
3.1 Introduction ........................................................................................ 3-13.2 Lake George Alternative 1: No Action .................................................... 3-13.2.1 Description .................................................................................. 3-13.2.2 Potential Benefits (Pros) ............................................................. 3-23.2.3 Potential Drawbacks (Cons) ....................................................... 3-23.3 Lake George Alternative 2: Enhanced Voluntary Compliance ............... 3-33.3.1 Description .................................................................................. 3-33.3.2 Potential Benefits (Pros) ............................................................. 3-53.3.3 Potential Drawbacks (Cons) ....................................................... 3-63.4 Lake George Alternative 3: Regulatory Self-Certification ....................... 3-73.4.1 Description .................................................................................. 3-73.4.2 Potential Benefits (Pros) ............................................................. 3-83.4.3 Potential Drawbacks (Cons) ....................................................... 3-8

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