• Water Quality Study of the Finger Lakes: Part A: Synoptic Water Quality Investigation

      Callinan, Clifford W.; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (2001-07-01)
      The purpose of the current study is to conduct such comparative investigations and to assess water quality conditions and trends within the Finger Lakes. The study is composed of two distinct components, Synoptic Water Quality Investigation and Sediment Core Investigation. The Synoptic Water Quality Investigation is designed to assess current limnological conditions, and to evaluate water quality trends within this important set of lakes. This portion of the Study was initiated in 1996 and is continuing at present. The Sediment Core Investigation is designed to assess chemical trends within the Finger Lakes over time. This portion of the Study is designed as a one-time effort, and sample collection occurred between 1997 and 1998.
    • Water Quality Study of the Finger Lakes: Part B: Sediment Core Investigation

      Callinan, Clifford W.; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (2001-07-01)
      The purpose of the Sediment Core Investigation is to systematically assess chemical patterns within the Finger Lakes over time. Specific goals of the Study are as follows: 1. Assess spatial variations in chemical patterns between the Finger Lakes, 2. Assess temporal patterns of chemical inputs within each lake, 3. Evaluate chemical levels with respect to sediment quality assessment values, 4. Determine sediment accumulation rates. A second, related study, termed the Synoptic Water Quality Investigation, involves long term synoptic water quality monitoring on each of the lakes and is discussed above (see Part A)