DEM to Begin Lake Cleanup Projects This Week

Three local bodies of water will be impacted by the cleanups.


The Town of Coventry has been advised by the State department of Environmental Management (DEM) that a long awaited environmental cleanup of the bottoms of several bodies of water will begin the week of Nov. 26, 2012.

The cleanups will take place in the areas of Lake Tiogue, Little Lake Tiogue and Little Lake George. While the work is being done, water levels will be lowered further and work crews will be in the area.

A recent release from Town Manager Tom Hoover's officer suggests that residents and businesses bordering these water bodies take advantage of the lower water levels by performing work that would not otherwise be possible when the levels are up.

Lauren Costa November 26, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Haha, the keyword here is "Little". Little Lake George is the small body of water across the street from Hopkins Hill Elementary School, next to West Lake Drive. There are several residential properties surrounding it.
Jim November 27, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Perhaps appropriate for Little RI, thank you Lauren
Ralph N November 27, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Lauren, that was called Patanode's pond by us locals many years ago. We used to have resident skating and big bon fires out on the ice. On any given weekend while the ice was safe there would be up to 30 people out there at once. Those were the days.
Lauren Costa November 27, 2012 at 08:00 PM
My pleasure!
Lauren Costa November 27, 2012 at 08:01 PM
That sounds neat, Ralph! I grew up in the Hopkins Hill area so I've walked by it hundreds of times, but I don't recall the ice being safe enough to skate on too often. If I remember correctly, my parents knew a Chris Patenode whose family lived (or still lives) in the house at the far end of the pond.


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