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 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-18 22-May-18 28-May-18 4-Jun-18
Day of Week Wed Tue Mon Mon Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat
Secchi  (m) 2.50 2.70 3.80 3.40
Secchi (feet) 8.20 8.86 12.47 11.15 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Temperature (C) 19.4 18.5 21.1 20.8
Temperature (F) 66.92 65.3 69.98 69.458 32 32 32 32 32
Lake Level (Feet) 803.35 803.28 803.19 803.22

The Gronwall's visual BGA Update for Monday June 11th:


Monday morning (6/11), Water clarity has declined about 3.3 feet over

the last week. Currently 7.9 feet. Most of our surveillance/monitoring

sites showed no signs of a BGA bloom. A few of our sites had very light to

light algae visible in the water column. This was a significant improvement

from last week.


Working with Cornell University we determined that we had a very strong

(20-25 MPH) south wind on May 30 & 31. The lake was stratified and anoxic

on May 28th. Cornell's thermistor temperature data every meter from the

surface to the bottom confirmed that we had a thermocline disturbance

(underwater waves/rocking thermocline) on May 30 & 31. We feel that this

was the source of nutrients that fueled last week BGA bloom.


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 alert web page.

Mon. 6/4 Mon. 6/11 Weekly Change
Surface Water Temperature (F): 69.5 69.6 0.1
Water Clarity (Ft): 11.2 7.9 -3.3
Lake Level (Ft): 803.22 803.15 -0.07
Lake Level Relative to Weir (Ft): -0.28 -0.35 -0.07

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

July 14, 2018 9:30 AM • UCC Church, Honeoye NY
July 16, 2018 6:30 PM • Richmond Public Library Honeoye NY
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

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