We routinely collect water samples from the six main tributaries that supply over 60% of the water flowing into the lake. The water samples are analyzed by the Community Science Institute (SCI), a NYS certified laboratory and the results are made public on our website.LEARN MORE
In partnership with the NYS DEC and NYS Federation of Lakes Associations, we participate in the Citizen Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) to evaluate both deep and shallow lake locations for key water quality indices throughout the year.
Shoreline Monitoring for
Working in partnership with the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) and the NYS DEC, our 100+ team of volunteers monitor over 56 miles of shoreline to locate Cyanobacteria (Harmful Algal) blooms, which can be a health threat for humans and animals. Regular notifications are sent out to the public to keep everyone aware and safe.
Nutrient pollution is one of America’s most widespread, costly and challenging environmental problems, and is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the air and water. Excessive nitrogen and phosphorus that washes into water bodies and is released into the air are often the direct result of human activities. The primary sources of nutrient pollution are: