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Lake George Planning for the Next Century  
Lake George Basin-wide Survey

This survey is being conducted as part of an extensive undertaking, the end result of which will be incorporated into establishment of a program of actions and initiatives that will enhance and improve the water quality and natural resources of the Lake George Basin

The survey is being made available throughout the Lake George Basin.  The survey is being disseminated by various means, including direct mail, duplication and distribution to various public venues, such as public, libraries, town halls, and lake associated institutions.

Respondents are requested to complete only one copy of the survey, as thoroughly as possible.

1. Which choice listed below best describes the amount of time spent per year at your property within the Lake George basin. 
Choose one of the following options:

 

2. Have you noticed any deterioration in water quality? 
Select any of the following options that apply:

 

3. Do you believe the following conditions are a 
problem in Lake George?
1-----------2----------3----------4-----------5
no problem   minor problem   serious problem

rooted aquatic plants
1 2 3 4 5

algae blooms
  1 2 3 4 5

turbid/colored waters
1 2 3 4 5

lake level too high
1 2 3 4 5

water too warm or cold
1 2 3 4 5

poor bottom conditions
  1 2 3 4 5

swimmers itch or bacteria  
1 2 3 4 5
acid rain
1 2 3 4
poor fishing
1 2 3 4
too many people
1 2 3 4
boating
1 2 3 4
over development of shoreline
1 2 3 4
development of mountainsides
1 2 3 4
development of mountainsides
1 2 3 4
congestion of shoreline
1 2 3 4
other issues not listed
1 2 3 4 5

4. Which of the following do you believe are the cause of the most significant problems on the lake?

failing septic tanks
1 2 3 4
runoff from farmlands/agricultural fields
1 2 3 4
runoff from lawn fertilizers
1 2 3 4
droppings from wildlife (ducks, raccoons, etc)
1 2 3 4
gasoline or oil from boats
1 2 3 4
pollutants from lakeside roadways
1 2 3 4 5
piped discharges from wastewater treatment facilities
1 2 3 4
salt/sanding operations in winter
1 2 3 4
erosion from development
1 2 3 4
erosion from upland logging operations
1 2 3 4 5
storm sewer discharges from residential streets
1 2 3 4
other causes not listed
1 2 3 4 5

 
5. What should be the goals and objectives of the Lake George - Plan For the Future? 

To eradicate or control the introduction and spread of Eurasion Milfoil and other exotic water biota (e.g. zebra mussels, etc.)

To protect and enhance the water quality of the Lake

To increase public awareness concerning the Basin Wide Issues

To preserve and protect undeveloped/open space within the Basin

To increase public access for boating, swimming and picnicking

To protect stream corridors from development

To develop a permanent water quality and testing and monitoring program

To identify an institution (existing or not) that should lead and coordinate stewardship of the resources throughout the Lake George Basin

Other goals and objectives not listed

 

6. Who should pay for the cost of preserving the water quality and natural resources of the Lake George Basin?

1-----------2----------3----------4-----------5
should pay none         should pay some          should pay all

Federal Government
1 2 3 4 5
State Government
1 2 3 4 5  
Local Government
1 2 3 4 5  
Lake association members
1 2 3 4 5  
Visitors to the Lake
1 2 3 4 5  
Property owners
1 2 3 4 5  
Everyone who resides in the watershed
1 2 3 4

7. Have you seen a copy of the Lake George 
Plan Update Document?

Yes No

8. Miscellaneous Comments

Your Name

Email Address

For a printable version of this survey click here

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