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donreed

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Re: Lake water quality
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 03:46:06 pm »
hello Ahannes--Indian Lake is one of the cleanest lakes in PA--That's the conclusion of a recent PA-DEP report. It is too bad your current lake has the problems you mention--actually sounds quite similar to the situation at 250 acre Lake Stonycreek, the smaller of our two lakes.  Our 750 acre Indian Lake, on the other hand, is excellent for swimming. (see the links below).

By way of introduction, I am a full time Real Estate Agent specializing in Indian Lake properties, and it would be my pleasure to help you find a property that would make you happy!  (donaldreed.howardhanna.com)

 
http://ilborough.com/FILES/Misc/AEC%20Indian%20Lake%202017%20WQ%20Report.pdf   AEC 2017 Report

http://ilborough.com/FILES/Misc/IndianLake2012FishSurvey.pdf  Fish Survey

http://ilborough.com/FILES/Misc/AEC%20IndianLake%202010-2011.pdf  AEC 2011 Report

http://ilborough.com/FILES/Misc/Indian%20Lake%20Report_r.pdf  DEP 2007 Report, issued in 2009.



The 2007 DEP report states we are among the best in PA.  They privately have told us we are hands-down the best private lake. 

 
All the best, Don

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ahannas

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Lake water quality
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 01:02:15 pm »
Hello,

4-5 years ago I traveled to Indian Lake and looked at property.  We wanted to move to a lake somewhere between our sons.  Then my younger son got married and moved to Butler County, PA.  When they started having kids my wife decided we should move closer to the young grand kids.  We found a private 300 acre lake and bought a home.  When we looked at the home, I walked out onto the dock and the water was pretty clear.  After living there 3 years, I've found that the water is rarely clear.  It's usually green, full of weeds and in late summer, a bit slimy.  I should have noticed that none of the docks have swim ladders.  Apparently the watershed for this lake is all agricultural and the phosphate levels are high.

We also own a home on a large, clean lake in southern Virginia.  Great for swimming but travel time is 8 hours and it's getting to be too much.  We're going to sell the second home and I'm wondering if I should have looked harder at Indian Lake.  It's an easy drive for both sons.  Both families enjoy water sports and skiing in winter.  But here's the concern.

I wouldn't want to buy into a lake that's no better that the one I live at now.  So I'm asking, what's the water like?  Is it clear?  Do people swim in it?  Is it full of weeds?  Is one side of the lake more turbid and prone to algae blooms than the other?  What about the smaller lake below?  Any information would be helpful.

Thank You.