Oswego (WSYR-TV) -- It’s been closed for years and one of our viewers wants to know what’s the hold up in cleaning up Lake Neatahwanta in Oswego County.
Fulton’s Mayor Ron Woodward says they recently learned they’re getting a state grant to help out with dredging and they’re in the process of trying to find out when those funds will be available.
Woodward says he plans to meet with the Granby town supervisor within the next couple of weeks to start budgeting out details of the cleanup – all in hopes that the money will soon be available. Woodward also says he hopes to start work this year.
Lake Neatahwanta closed over water safety concerns and blue green algae. 25 tons of runoff each day has made the lake too shallow with thick layers of sediment. A committee has been formed to help with the cleanup process.
Right now, Mayor Woodward says it’s too early to say how long the cleanup will take before the lake can be opened up for swimming again.Got a question for the Your Stories Team? We’ll try to answer it. Call 446-9900 or email YourStories@9WSYR.com.