In May 2019 BLIA received a $3800 grant from DEC thru the Capital Mohawk PRISM to conduct an Aquatic Plant Survey of Ballston Lake. In August scientists from Darrin Fresh Water Institute were on the lake conducting this survey. They employed a rake-toss point intercept methodology to record their data using GPS to develop the points. They surveyed 125 points in the littoral zone (depths of 11 ft or less) around the lake. Results are as follows:
The BLIA board believes that by decreasing phosphorous coming into the lake when the unwanted aquatic plants and algae will decrease in abundance. Once this phosphorous input is decreased then lake bottom sediment with its enriched phosphorous can be addressed.