Are these guys serious!!? It has to be a joke.
The two environmental groups placed temperature sensors in both
lakes between May and September, and found that water in Lower Lake
was above 80 degrees at times — as much as 10 degrees higher than
Upper Lake — because the thermal pollution had so warmed the Upper Lake's
water before it traveled to the nearby Lower Lake.
Residents formed the Coalition to Save the Yaphank Lakes and continue
to advocate for keeping the dams in place because of their historical significance.
In conjunction with the Yaphank Historical Society, they also petitioned to have
Upper Lake renamed Willow and Lower Lake to Lily to match historical records,
said Robert Kessler, who is president of both groups and lives along one of the lakes.
Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman
Jomo A. Miller, however, said the regulation does not apply
to "water flowing over an existing dam," but to discharges from
human activity, such as sewage treatment plants or industrial operations.