The City of Auburn will be lowering the level on Owasco Lake to 709' in an effort to kill off Asian Clams. The idea is to kill the clams by freezing the clams this winter. Plans are to begin dropping the lake as soon as the water temperature drops below 50 degrees F. It will take several months to reach the 709' level.
Though the lake has been to this lower level a few times before, residents who have water lines in the lake may want to confirm that this lower than usual level will not affect their ability to draw water from the lake.
See the Auburn Citizen article at : http://auburnpub.com/news/local/article_6222445c-e987-11e0-b2e2-001cc4c03286.html