An in depth analysis of the the Chautauqua Avenue and Lowe Park Stormwater projects shows that the Village of Lakewood, NY will cost less to village taxpayers than not doing the projects, By accepting the grants, a state-of-the-art, attractive Chautauqua Avenue and business district, and a new useable green space at Lowe Park will benefit our community — while striving to ensure the health of Chautauqua Lake
The Chautauqua Avenue Green Retrofit Project will update Chautauqua Avenue into a state-of-the-art main street with long-last permeable pavement, allow for a shady tree-lined avenue, and help enhance the health of Chautauqua Lake.
Lowe Park right now is a vacant lot with a big drainage pipe under it that
drains directly into Chautauqua Lake. The Lowe Park Stream Daylighting/Sediment Capture Project will transform the park into an inviting park from which to enjoy the lake, while simultaneously sediments and nutrients will be removed before they can enter the lake. Continue reading “Lowe Park Stormwater Project”
It is no surprise to anyone that Chautauqua Lake is classified as an impaired waterbody by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The lake water has excessive nutrients that stimulate weed and algal growth. These eutrophic conditions in the lake have contributed to the weed problem for decades, and harmful algal blooms are becoming more common. Continue reading “Stormwater Management: Key to Chautauqua Lake’s Health”