These pictures aren’t very pretty are they? Sorry.
This water – filled with silt and contaminants – is flowing directly into Lake George.
At the LGA, we really hate to see stuff like this.
That’s why we have a Lake Saving Projects program. Randy Rath is our project manager, and he works hard, all over the watershed, to secure the funding, permits, partnerships, and in-kind donation of services we need to remedy stormwater problems like the one you see here, just off of Black Point Road in the town of Putnam.
Currently, large volumes of untreated stormwater are washing down a hill and into a homeowner’s driveway, creating a temporary stream that flows directly into Lake George. A large plume of sediment is created after every storm.
This summer, the LGA will complete a $21,000 LGA stormwater project on the property to remedy the problem.
When completed, the project will intercept stormwater runoff from a 37-acre watershed in the town.
A concrete precast trench drain will capture and direct sediment-laden runoff into a dry well. The runoff will then overflow into a rain garden, where nutrients and phosphorus will be removed, before entering a small stream and flowing to Lake George.
Survey and design work will begin in May, and final construction is slated for completion this August. The Lake George Association, Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District (WCSWCD), and the town of Putnam are partners in the project.
We are thankful for funding support from the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) – a $13,000 LCBP grant made the project possible, as well as continued support from the individuals and businesses who are members of the LGA.