By Scott O’Connor:
The Department of Environmental Conservation announced that it will use a $150,000 state grant to address low oxygen levels in Hoyt Lake by upgrading groundwater wells and three pumps along the lake to bring in 1.85 million gallons of fresh clean water per day. This should have an immediate effect on water quality for the lake by boosting oxygen levels – a direct result of the introduction of clean fresh water in to the system. Work is slated to begin by the end of the year.
The grant from the state’s Environmental Protection fund is a direct result of an initiative studying water quality in both the lake and creek. This will support a long term plan to fix the myriad problems in Hoyt Lake and Scajaquada Creek, including sewer runoff from Buffalo and surrounding municipalities. Involved parties will be holding a press conference tomorrow at the Marcy Casino at 11:30am.