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June 25, 2014

Step Back in Time: June 25, 2014

50 years agoJune 25, 1964

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Progress on a dam at the foot of Canadarago Lake to control the water level of the lake, a project at of the Canadarago Llake Improvement Association, will be among the items reviewed as the annual meeting of the association is held at 8 p.m., Saturday in the Richfield Springs Central School cafeteria.

Members of the association, formed to make improvements in the conditions at and about the lake last August, will hear that dam, located at the site of the old Southern New York Railway bridge near the village of Schuyler Lake, is nearing completion.

With its use, members aver, the lake level can be maintained at more constant levels. In late years low water conditions have so depleted the water in the lake that docks had to be built 100 or more feet out from the normal shoreline so that boats could be floated.

To date several thousand dollars in materials have been provided, along with the costs of equipment and professional services.

The annual session will feature the reports of the several committees which have conducted this, and other projects by the association.

More than 400 area residents attended the organizational meeting of the CLIA in August 1963, forming the group in the interest of preserving and improving the condition of the lake and its surroundings.

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