Fall 2019 Lake Level Lowering
Updated 10/24/2019
The DEP has found that repairs are needed for the weir to be able to completely opened. Until this is repair is completed the lake will only be lowered 3'.  The DEP has not provided a time estimate for the repairs, but we will update you when we receive further notice.

Updated 9/23/2019
Annual Lake Lowering. On October 15 the weir will be opened by the DEP.  Subject to weather conditions it should take 2 weeks to drop 6 feet.  Please make sure your boats are removed prior.

Annual Meeting, Sunday September 8, 2019
Updated 9/23/2019
KLWA's Annual Membership Meeting was held Sunday, September 8 at the Mahopac Library. Thank you to all who attended. Annual Dues Notice: If you have not paid your annual dues, please visit our "Donate" page for more ways to send in your dues and other donations. We have had an anonymous donor agree to match up to $5,000 in gifts! We are grateful for this offer. Please send in your membership dues and donations so we can take advantage of this generous opportunity.

Safe Boating
  • The state of New York requires one wearable Type I, II, III, or V PFD for each person that is aboard a vessel. All PFDs must be readily accessible.
  • In addition to the above requirement, one Type IV U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFD must be on board vessels 16 feet or longer and readily accessible.
  • Type V PFDs are approved but must be worn to be considered legal.
  • Flotation devices that are ripped or in poor condition are not considered approved.
  • All Personal Watercraft (PWC) occupants must be wearing a PFD.
  • Any person towed behind a vessel must be wearing a PFD.
  • All persons on any vessel (this includes motor boats, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, or rowboats) less than 21 feet, must wear a life jacket from November 1 to May 1 when underway.
Invasive Species
To help prevent the introduction and spread of non-native species from one body of water to another, you should:
  • Inspect your boat and remove aquatic plants or animals before you leave any body of water.
  • Flush raw-water cooling systems and clean sea strainers before moving your boat from one body of water to another.
  • Empty bait buckets and remove any plant fragments from bait wells, fishing gear, trailers, dive gear or props. Dispose on land into a garbage receptacle.
  • Drain water from your motor, live wells and bilge.
  • Wash your boat before putting it into a new body of water.
  • Report new infestation of non-native aquatic species to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Lakeshore Homeowners Guide

Lakefront and near-lake homeowners have a special responsibility to keep our waterways clean.
  • Never wash anything directly in the or near the lake.
  • Using soap or cleaning agents to wash pets or equipment contribute to the water.
  • Avoid washing boats or cars near the storm drains too!
  • Never throw wood stove or fireplace ashes into the lake. Ashes contain phosphorus which fertilizes aquatic plants.
  • Minimize your use of fertilizers and be sure your lawn care company uses phosphorus-free fertilizer.
  • Plant a strip of trees or shrubs along the shoreline. The plant roots reduce erosion, and the vegetation can absorb fertilizer before it reaches the lake. It also has scenic benefits and discourages geese from "trespassing"


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