For YEARS, the original draw to White Lake was the crystal clear water. That is not the case any longer. Now, the lake has a greenish tint and a fishy smell. The "ecologists" and town officials will tell you "the lake water is healthier now than it has ever been"; and it may be to algae and fish but, that is NOT what White Lake is (was) known for.
I've been going to White Lake for over 50 years. I have relatives who have lived there even longer. I even bought a place of our own at the lake in 2011 BUT, it appears likely that I will lose money if decide to sell it. The home values AND the very attraction of White Lake are being adversely affected because of the declining clarity of the lake water.
It's really a shame the Town leaders have allowed this situation to get to this point. It's not because of a lack of funding to treat the lake or a lack of technology to treat the lake; they have both the resources AND the company to correct the problem currently residing at the lake.
It would be a travesty to lose this vital resource and natural wonder to "ecological pressures". "Ecological pressures" didn't make the Town of White Lake and it's many landowners and businesses what they are today.
Let's get the water clarity back to where it was before we ALL take a financial beating because of it.