• Keuka Lake Looking Ahead

      1996-09-01
      Keuka Lake Looking Ahead-1996 was developed as part of the Keuka Lake Watershed Project; a project funded by the Keuka Lake Association since 1991. This document was prepared by the Watershed Project Committee utilizing the Watershed Planning Handbook for the Control of Nonpoint Source Pollution, a guide to assist communities in developing comprehensive plans for managing nonpoint sources of pollution within a watershed area and the State of the Canandaigua Lake Watershed-1994. The purpose of this report is to provide information to citizens, businesses, elected officials, and community planners for implementing actions to protect the integrity of the watershed. The information can be used to make decisions regarding land and water resources and the "hows" and "whys" of land and water use protection and regulation. Finding solutions to nonpoint source pollution problems is not a simple task. There are, nevertheless, certain logical steps leading to the preparation of a nonpoint source water pollution control plan that contains specific solutions or strategies for addressing problems. Keuka Lake Looking Ahead is intended to be a guide, not a prescription, for understanding and protecting water quality. The KLA has identified additional nonpoint source areas that require further investigation and analysis . For example, the need for a more comprehensive stream monitoring program was identified by this project. Keuka Lake Looking Ahead contains an enormous amount of detailed information and analysis that needs to be released and discussed by a broad range of watershed users or stakeholders. This document presents the required information to develop a watershed implementation plan to remediate existing nonpoint source problems and/or prevent new problems from occurring. The release of this document is an enormous step forward in providing the necessary documentation and rationale for a formal watershed management plan. For the first time, a comprehensive watershed report has been prepared for Keuka Lake that inventories and evaluates sources of pollution and their impact on the lake. While the need for additional assessment has been identified, Keuka Lake Looking Ahead provides sound rationale for the implementation of nonpoint source pollution prevention techniques, such as stormwater management and soil erosion and sedimentation control. Effective watershed management requires a concerted, cooperative effort by the entire community - homeowners, business, farmers, developers, foresters, environmentalists, and local officials. All members of the watershed community share in the benefits of a high quality water resource which is critical to a community 's health, aesthetic appeal and economic wellbeing. Together, the watershed community can protect the watershed integrity for present and future generations.
    • 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)