Cayuga Lake Level To Be Assessed Thursday

Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg, Director of Emergency Management Charles McCann and Red Jacket Fire Chief Alan Larsen will be touring the shoreline on the Northern end of Cayuga Lake on Thursday to assess water conditions.“With the upcoming holiday weekend, we want to strike a balance for those wishing to enjoy our waterways while at the same time make sure we do everything to protect property owners who live along the lake and have had to endure higher than usual lake water levels” said Stenberg.“We have had a boater advisory which has been in effect for all waterways in Seneca County since May 2, 2011, restricting boat speed and wakes within 500 feet of all shorelines in Seneca County” continued the Sheriff.“Water levels on Seneca Lake have gone down dramatically and after consulting with the Seneca County Office of Emergency Management we are lifting our boating restrictions on Seneca Lake. We still caution boaters to exercise diligence for floating debris which may not be visible and ask boaters to reduce speed and wake in the vicinity of Seneca Lake shorelines” said Stenberg.Cayuga Lake which has been slower to recede is still a concern and we continue to monitor the situation. The tour planned for Thursday morning will allow the Sheriff and Director of Emergency Management to fully assess the water conditions particularly on the Northern portion of Cayuga LakeWith the upcoming Trout Derby on Seneca Lake this weekend, Sheriff Stenberg reports the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Navigation Division will be on patrol on Seneca Lake to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.A press release will be issued late Thursday afternoon concerning the continuance of any boater restrictions for Cayuga Lake.

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