Honeoye Valley Association

Lake Level Last 2 Years
Lake Levels - Last 30 Days
(The lake level on the above website document is updated every 6 hours)
NOTE: The readings are for general information purposes only and the Honeoye Valley Association does not certify the accuracy

Welcome to the Honeoye Valley Association (HVA) Website!

The first of the 2018 Lake Weed Mapping has been completed. The early season mapping shows heavy weed densities. The maps can be seen at the 2018 Weed mapping web pagehttps://hvaweb.org/2018-Weed-Mapping

The 2018 Weekly Lake monitoring of water temperature and water quality have started. The most current data and commentary is below. The history of 2018 data can be found at the following link:  https://hvaweb.org/2018-weekly-Lake-Data/

In Lake Samplng at Deepest Point (9 meter) 2018
Date 16-May 22-May 28-May 4-Jun 11-Jun 18-Jun 25-Jun 2-Jul 9-Jul 16-Jul 23-Jul 30-Jul 6-Aug 13-Aug
Day of Week Wed Tue Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon
Secchi  (m) 2.50 2.70 3.80 3.40 2.40 3.00 1.80 2.80 3.80 2.40 1.70 1.70 1.90 1.40
Secchi (feet) 8.20 8.86 12.47 11.15 7.87 9.84 5.91 9.19 12.47 7.87 5.58 5.58 6.23 4.59
Temperature (C) 19.4 18.5 21.1 20.8 20.9 23.7 22.5 26.3 26.0 27.5 24.9 25.4 26.1 25.7
Temperature (F) 66.9 65.3 70.0 69.5 69.6 74.7 72.5 79.4 78.8 81.6 76.8 77.7 79.0 78.3
Lake Level (Feet) 803.35 803.28 803.19 803.22 803.15 803.08 803.10 803.21 803.11 803.00 803.06 803.17 803.12 803.07

The Gronwall's visual BGA Update for Monday August 13th


Monday morning (8/13), We obviously had a significant blue-green algae

bloom start over the last day or two. Conditions are changing rapidly.

Therefore, caution should be used by anyone before going into the water.

Today most of our surveillance/monitoring sites had suspicious light to

medium algae in the water column with light to medium surface scum. A few

of our sites had no signs of a blue-green algae bloom. We will be watching

this situation closely over the rest of this week.


We still do not have a final report from the DEC Region 8 Fisheries

Department and Cornell University on the cause of our YOY perch fish kill.

We will share this information with you just as soon as it becomes


Mon. 8/6 Mon. 8/13 Weekly Change
Surface Water Temperature (F): 79 78.3 -0.7
Water Clarity (Ft): 6.2 4.6 -1.6
Lake Level (Ft): 803.12 803.07 -0.05
Lake Level Relative to Weir (Ft): -0.38 -0.43 -0.05

Always use your own visual assessment before making contact with the lake 

water at this time of

year as the blue-green algae situation can change daily if not hourly. The

DEC will report on their

assessment of our blue-green algae bloom situation for this week late Friday

afternoon on their BGA

The 2018 Lake Symposium has been held. The presentations can be found using this link: 



The HVA board has sent letters of support for the Governor's proposed Harmful Algal Bloom $65M program to Senator Rich Funke and Assemblyman Brian Kolb who represent the Honeoye Lake area.  The letters, their contact information and some suggested words to send can be viewed on the HVA website by clicking on this link.  https://hvaweb.org/NYS-HAB-Initiative/


We encourage each of you to contact these legislators individually to ask for their support for this important initiative.  Please take time to call, write or email them to encourage their support.  By going to the sites below you can send an email to Sen. Funke and/or Assemblyman Kolb.


Senator Rich Funke:  https://www.nysenate.gov/senators/rich-funke/contact 

Assemblyman Kolb:  http://nyassembly.gov/mem/Brian-M-Kolb/contact 

The 2015 Guide to Lake Friendly Living can be see via the following link: Lake guide

Upcoming events

August 20, 2018 6:30 PM • Richmond Public Library Honeoye NY
September 17, 2018 6:30 PM • Richmond Public Library Honeoye NY
October 15, 2018 6:30 PM • Richmond Public Library Honeoye NY
November 19, 2018 6:30 PM • Richmond Public Library Honeoye NY
December 17, 2018 6:30 PM • Richmond Public Library Honeoye NY

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