Current Projects

Project Number 1

Salt Cavern Gas Storage

A decision whether to allow the storage of up to 2.10 million barrels (88.20 million gallons) of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) along the shores of Seneca Lake is likely by early summer. If approved the site (2.5 miles north of Watkins Glen) would become a major LPG distribution hub for the NE United States.
Tell Governor Cuomo to stop this project!
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Project Number 2

Watershed Monitoring

Long term studies of Seneca Lake show a steady increase in nutrients resulting in weed and algae growth. The sodium level of the lake is above EPA guidelines for drinking water. SLPWA’s volunteer stream monitoring program is intended to identify the sources of these and other contaminants so corrective actions can be taken.
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Project Number 3

Lake Level

High water on Seneca Lake in April 2014 helped us understand what’s wrong with water level management. Simply put, no one is looking out for the property owners on Seneca Lake. Throughout the month when Seneca was near flood stage, both Keuka and Cayuga were at acceptable water levels. Learn more

Seneca Lake News & Events


June  2015
Events on June 25, 2015
  • Ecosystem Invaders: What's In Your Watershed?

    Starts: June 25, 2015, 6:00 pm

    Ends: June 25, 2015, 8:00 pm

    Location: 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY (Ithaca Town Hall)

    Description: We've all heard about hydrilla, the invasive aquatic weed found in the Cayuga Inlet, but land-based invasive species have potential to drastically impact our watersheds, too. This event will discuss the threats posed by invasive species and how comprehensive approaches at both the ecosystem and municipality levels are needed to prevent the spread of invasive species and preserve watershed health.


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