From 2002 to 2006, the Three Lakes Council hired Michael Martin, of Cedar Eden, as a consultant. His reports are available on this website and form the foundation of our lake and watershed management plans. The most extensive report is the Three Lakes Diagnostic Report. The reports are presented here in the sequence completed. Click on the report name to bring up the report.
In December, 2002, Cedar Eden gave an initial report, which presented the findings of Michael’s September 9, 2002 site visit, recommendations for management activities that could be implemented immediately (corrective actions), and recommendations for further data collection. (29 pages)
In May, 2004, Cedar Eden produced the “Diagnostic-Feasibility Study And Lake & Watershed Management Plan for Lake Rippowam, Lake Oscaleta & Lake Waccabuc”. Like the title, this report is long and detailed. It describes conditions and trends in the lakes and watersheds, identifies potential nonpoint source problem areas, and develops a preliminary long-term lake and watershed management plan for the Three Lakes. Diagrams and a glossary are included. (93 pages)
Cedar Eden continued water sampling and refining the lake management recommendations. In April 2006, we received a report on the state of the lakes. Recommendations include alum for Lake Waccabuc and Oscaleta, and redesign of the aerators. (60 pages)