West Lake Boat Launch

The Ferris Lake Wild Forest Unit Management Plan released in 2006 called for a revision and expansion of the West Lake Boat Launch.  Attached is the May, 2014 plan for the proposed expansion of the boat launch.  During the summer of 2015 various CLCA committees questioned the wisdom of these changes.

Attached is the letter sent by CLCA President David Graves in November, 2015 expressing the concerns of the CLCA: page 1 and page 2

In January 2016, Jonathan DeSantis of the Department of Environmental Conservation sent the following response: page 1

CLCA News & Events 7/4/2017

July 4th Water Level Update

As of 7AM July 4, lake level at Green Lake Bridge was 13 inches above summer normal, and down 9 inches over past 24 hours. 
The DEC opened the dam to 22 inches on the morning of July 3, after opening it to 10 inches on July 2. At present rate, normal lake level is expected by late Thursday July 6.
Bill Fielding, on behalf of the CLCA, urged DEC on July 1 to open the dam 22 to 25 inches. A further urgent request was made at 7AM on July2 and DEC opened the dam to 10 inches that afternoon.
At 6PM on July 2 CLCA again asked DEC to open to 20 inches, and then at 7AM on July 3 upped the recommended opening to 22 inches. DEC finally opened the dam to that level at approximately 9AM July 3.
Further updates will be sent if warranted.
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