Nutrients and Suspended Solid Losses from Oneida Lake Tributaries, 2002-2003: Butternut, Big Bay, Chittenango, Canaseraga, Cowaselon, Fish, Limestone, Oneida, Scriba and Wood Creeks
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KeywordOneida Lake Watershed
Big Bay Creek
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AbstractIn summary, the goal of this report is to provide: ? An interpretive summary of chemistry trends for each subwatershed sampled in the Oneida Lake watershed; ? A prioritization of the 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.
DescriptionPrepared for the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board Syracuse, NY
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