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Tillson Lake

Tillson Lake
Andrew Hague / SaveTillsonLake.org

Area residents who have been pushing to save a lake in Ulster County are encouraged by a new engineering report. They hope the report’s findings will convince state officials to repair rather than remove a dam at the lake. And a New York state Senator supports the group’s efforts.

Courtesy of Sabina Kurz

A plan to remove a dam and drain a lake in Ulster County continues to be controversial.

David Nightingale: Saving A Lake

May 6, 2018
Tillson Lake
Andrew Hague / SaveTillsonLake.org

In the 1970s, my wife and small sons would, some summers, drive the 15 miles or so to Tillson Lake in Ulster County, NY – which, by the way, is nowhere near the hamlet of the same name. There we could sit on the beach by the pavilion, and watch our three and six-year-olds as they waded out and practiced their swimming, eat our sandwiches and enjoy the scenic backdrop of the mountain, where, further up, is the well-known Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

Residents Aim To Save An Ulster County Lake

May 4, 2018
Courtesy of Sabina Kurz

Area residents are trying to stop a plan to pull the plug on an Ulster County lake. The commission set to drain the lake says a dam it wants to remove does not meet safety requirements and restoration work would be too costly.