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Water Flow

Seneca Lake is part of the network of lakes, canals and waterways that comprise the Oswego River Basin. The Oswego River Basin drains water from an area of 5,122 square miles, towards Lake Ontario. Water flows from Keuka Lake into Seneca Lake and then flows northward into the Cayuga-Seneca Canal. The downstream area is relatively flat and the outflow is regulated; therefore the lake takes longer to drain than to fill.

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Change in SLPW Board of Directors

Thank You! Many thanks to Mary Anne Kowalski for her commitment and investment to SLPWA. Mary Anne, provided leadership and guidance to SLPWA for over ten years and was instrumental in the creation of SLPWA’s water quality monitoring programs. 

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Our Mission

The mission of the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is to assure an environmentally healthy lake and watershed for today’s populace and for future generations by monitoring water quality, informing and educating the public, evaluating threats to the lake, and supporting partnerships and programs that lead to solutions and long-term best management practices. Read More about “Our Mission”

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Jump in and Join Us! Members Needed!

Now is the time to jump in and join Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association!

Membership is open to everyone who supports our mission to preserve Seneca Lake as a drinking water and recreation source for future generations.

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