The roughly $24 million project is a necessary water-quality protection measure for Lake George, but it has also been a taxpayer nightmare.
Lake George Association
Issues surrounding lake conservation can be expensive and complicated. Water quality decline can happen for numerous reasons: storm-water runoff, faulty septic systems, aquatic invasive species and other problems.
Boaters who are still on the lake after the gates have been closed will have access to a call box that will connect them with DEC emergency dispatch for instructions on opening the gate.
A new group–Adirondack Wilderness Advocates–is seeking nonprofit status, raising the question of what niche it and several other Adirondack groups fill.
The wetlands were built in reaction to Lake George’s declining water quality. They sit beside West Brook Road, where researchers found half of Lake George’s southern basin’s contaminants came from.