"All water that falls on a piece of property must be managed on that property" (Lake George Park Commission, Subpart 646.8). Assembly Point Road and intersecting roads, such as Sunset Lane have severe runoff problems. Also internal wetlands are compromised by road/property runoff.
Monitoring conditions on Assembly Point
Residents participating in the Assembly Point Water Quality Coalition have been documenting the conditions of the roads in photographs. We have been attending Town of Queensbury and Lake George Park Commission meetings in an effort to spur remediation. We have published, along with the Town of Queensbury an information brochure (see below) on alternatives to paving and sealcoating driveways.
In the slide show below, you can see Assembly Point Road in any season, over the course of a number of years, and how its impervious surface is constructed. On the west side of the road, homeowners have driveways, many of which have been seal coated with no area or space for infiltration. Runoff from storms gathers momentum along the impervious roadways and driveways and flows over Assembly Point Road directly into the lake carrying nutrients that spur growth of algae, bacteria and invasives.
File above shows example of interpretive signage APWQC is designing to educate neighbors as to showcase projects. The Tully sign has been posted for a year during which time resident Bob Tully, 167 Assembly Point Road has been experimenting with a variety of retrofits to manage run off on his property, preventing it from going into the lake.
The slide show to the left has photos taken over the past seasons and years as we walked along Assembly Point Road. You can hover over the photo for text.
Winter 2019 through Fall 2020,
APWQC worked with the Lake George Park Commission on Storm Water Regulation Revisions.
Soon to be posted here: Dr. Carol Collins' commentary on the Storm Water Regs