Lake Restrictions for Herbicide Treatment

A small 10 acre area of Lake Fairlee will be treated with the herbicide triclopyr in early June, hopefully on the morning of the 6th.  The treatment area will be near the mouth of Middle Brook, off to the right as you look at the lake from the boat launch ramp.  Much of the lake will be closed to ALL use for two days, and water use from the lake will be restricted  until the herbicide concentration has diminished.

Here are the details:

  • There shall be NO USE of Lake Fairlee, south of the intersection of Burma Road and Route 244, and the outlet stream downstream to its confluence with the Ompompanoosuc River (as indicated in the attached map) FOR ANY PURPOSE, including boating, fishing, swimming, domestic (household) use or irrigation, on the day of and the entire day after the treatment.
  • Swimming/wading, boating, fishing and domestic use (except drinking or for food or drink preparation) may resume the beginning of the second day following treatment.
  • Use of water from Lake Fairlee, south of the intersection of Burma Road and Route 244, and the outlet stream downstream to its confluence with the Ompompanoosuc River (as indicated in the attached map) for drinking or for food or drink preparation shall not resume until water sample analyses reveal that the active ingredient in Renovate OTF (triclopyr) is at or below 75 parts per billion by laboratory analysis.
  • Use of water from Lake Fairlee, south of Idle Pine Drive, and the outlet stream downstream to its confluence with the Ompompanoosuc River (as indicated in the attached map) for irrigation, including use for watering lawns, trees, shrubs or plants, shall not resume for 120 days or until water sample analyses reveal that triclopyr is at or below 1.0 part per billion by laboratory analysis, whichever comes first.