• Loading of Nutrients from North Shore Tributaries of Oneida Lake: Black, Crandell, Dakins, Little Bay and Black, Crandell, Dakins, Little Bay and Threemile Creeks Oswego County, N.Y.

      Makarewicz, Joseph C.; Lewis, Theodore W.; The College at Brockport (2003-02-01)
      The 2002 Oneida Lake and tributary monitoring program of the Oswego Soil and Water Conservation District (SCWD) is an expansion of the monitoring program that took place in the southern region tributaries of Oneida Lake from 1999 to 2000 by the Central New York Regional Planning Board (CNYRPB)(See Makarewicz and Lewis 2000a, 2003). Phase I of the 2002-2003 program of the CNYRPB involved sampling at the base of the primary tributaries flowing into Oneida Lake (including Big Bay, Scriba, East Branch of Fish, Lower Fish, Wood, Oneida, Cowaselon, Canaseraga, Chittenango, Limestone, and Butternut Creeks). As an extension of the Oneida Lake Watershed Monitoring Program, the Oswego County SWCD is using the same procedures and methodology to monitor an additional five smaller northwest shore tributaries in the Oswego County portion of the Oneida Lake watershed. The sampling sites are summarized below (Figure 1): 1. Little Bay Creek at NYS Route 49 crossing 2. Threemile Creek at Lower Road crossing 3. Dakins Creek at Johnson Road crossing 4. Crandell Creek just West of the County Route 17 crossing 5. Black Creek at Gale Road crossing. The addition of the north shore tributaries to the monitoring strategy allows a better evaluation and prioritization of the subwatersheds in terms of nutrient and suspended solids (soil) loss to the lake from tributaries. That is, the goal of monitoring program goal is to document nutrient and sediment loading to the lake and to prioritize the streams according to problem severity allowing direction on potential restoration and protection initiatives in affected subwatersheds.
    • Nutrient and Sediment Loss from Oneida Lake Tributaries : The South Shore Tributaries

      Makarewicz, Joseph C.; Lewis, Theodore W.; The College at Brockport (2000-12-01)
      In recognition of the need to acquire a uniform, organized approach to addressing surface water degradation and given the diverse nature of non-point sources of pollution, the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board organized the Oneida Lake and Watershed Task Force. The Task Force is an alliance of agencies, organizations, elected officials, and citizens interested in the protection of water resources in the Oneida Lake Watershed. Because of the increased population and development pressure and because of water quality concerns south of Oneida Lake, monitoring of southern tributaries of Oneida Lake was initiated first. The intent is to expand this effort into the entire Oneida Lake watershed. Determination of sources and magnitude of soil and nutrient losses from a watershed is prerequisite to remedial action and essential to making cost-effective land management decisions as it reduces the likelihood of costly miscalculations based on the assumption of soil and nutrient sources and modeling rather than their actual identification. The goal of this report is to provide: An interpretive summary of chemistry trends for each subwatershed in the southern Oneida Lake watershed; A prioritization of the southern region tributaries, based on nutrient and soil loss; and A comparison between nutrient and soil loss from Oneida Lake subwatersheds to other central New York watersheds with different land use practices.