Lake Mahopac Park District Lake Mahopac Park District Lake Mahopac Park District
 
 
Login
 
Home
About Us
Contact Us
What's New
FAQ
Related Associations
Newsletter
Boating
Fishing
Winter deIcers
Map
Points of Interest
Historic Lake Mahopac
Environmental Information
Construction on the Lake
Site Search
 
Photo Gallery
 
Environmental Information
 


The Lake Mahopac Park District proposes to stock Lake Mahopac with Triploid Grass Carp (a sterile fish) for the purpose of controlling nuisance levels of submerged aquatic vegetation.  A Full Environmental Impact Statement was conducted by the Park District in 1993, and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a permit to stock Triploid Grass Carp.  Following the stocking of 2,565 Triploid Grass Carp in 1994, Eurasian Watermilfoil (a nonnative invasive aquatic plant) was eradicated from the lake.  Over the last several years, native aquatic vegetation has returned, which should be a benefit for the ecology of the lake.  Unfortunately, a relatively small amount of Eurasian Watermilfoil has also returned.  The Park District would like to stock additional Triploid Grass Carp to hopefully reduce the amount of Eurasian Watermilfoil before it starts to expand to the levels it had attained in the early 1990s.  New York State DEC has reviewed the Park District’s stocking permit application and plans to issue a permit for the Park District to stock up to 170 Triploid Grass Carp.  The Park District will continue to monitor the aquatic plant life in Lake Mahopac to help evaluate the results of this stocking.  DEC would like to receive comments from people interested in this issue.  Please send comments by April 3, 2015 to: Michael Flaherty, NYSDEC Fisheries, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-256-3066, Michael.Flaherty@dec.ny.gov
 
  1. Algal Blooms
  2. Flotsam or Debris in the lake
  3. Invasive Species
  4. Grass Carp
  5. Geese Management
  6. Water Conditions - How's the Water
  7. Annual Draw Down
  8. Lake Friendly Fertilizer