Wyoming County Water Resource Agency
%Wyoming County Health Department ,
Attn: Stephen D Perkins,
5362A Mungers Mill Rd.,
Silver Springs, NY 14550
Phone: (585) 786-8894 or
luly 27, 2020
P.0. Box 265
Silver Lake, New York 14549
After earlier delays due to weather conditions and more recently with COVID-19, Phase 2 of the
Silver Lake Dredging Project has been completed. The following are the results of the sediment
sampling and bathymetric survey that was completed during this phase :
Sediment Sampling Overview:
Included with this correspondence is a map indicating the sediment sampling collection points. One
sample near the Walker Road bridge had a DDT (and its derivatives) level slightly above the Class A threshold level, and one sample closer to the main lake body with copper slightly above Class A level. Overall, and as expected, the sediment in the main lake had lower levels of contaminants than the Outlet sediments and with only minor exceedances and could be argued to be Class A
Attached is a map ( See below) indicated the results of the bathymetric survey assessment, depth of sediment and locations are identified. Based on this information there is approximately 36,000 cubic yards of sediment in this portion of Silver Lake. This estimate also includes areas partially within the NYSDEC WMA and all along the edges of the shoreline but does not include the material identified in the outlet study. The amount of
sediment identified in the outlet study will be included as part of the total dredging project .
With this supporting data, a preliminary plan of action is being developed to submit, and discuss with, NYS DEC. Once this has occurred, and we are provided with feedback, another meeting of the Silver Lake Dredging Committee will be held to review the options available to complete future phases of this much needed dredging project. While funding options are limited now, primarily due to the COVID-19 crisis, it is the goal of this agency to be prepared to move forward on this project once those opportunities are made available .
With the Silver Lake Association being a primary member of the Silver Lake Dredging Committee, and
as part of the memorandum of Understanding addressing Phase 2 funding (Copy Attached), an invoice in the amount of $14,975.00 also included with the correspondence for your attention .
I look forward to meeting with you in the near future as we review the options presented to complete the dredging project but if you should have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Stephen D. Perkins
The yellow icons on the map indicate where samples are proposed to be taken. Sampling will be conducted in both the area to be dredged and where the sediment is to be deposited.
The wetland area is the smallest Wildlife Management Unit in the state. A large portion had been washed away over the lase several decades. The area shaded with the green hash marks is the proposed area to be dredged. The area indicated by the Yellow hash marks is where sediment will be deposited to restore the wetlands to its original size.