Schuyler County Water Quality Coordinating Committee
"Seneca Lake," a painting by Tom Gardner
Hydrilla is an aggressive aquatic weed that has been described as "one of the world's worst aquatic invasive plants." It was detected in the Cayuga Lake Inlet in Ithaca in 2011. The risk of hydrilla spreading to other waterbodies in the region is considered to be substantial.
Hydrilla Information (Schuyler County Soil & Water Conservation District)
Water Quality Coordinating Committee
The purpose of the Water Quality Coordinating Committee is to:
Act as a forum for discussion of water quality concerns in Schuyler County. It provides an avenue of opportunity where specific water quality problems can be discussed and potential solutions found.
Generate interest in and pursue funding to attack specific water quality problems in the county and educate the public about watershed management and its importance for maintaining high water quality in the future.
The committee, acting as an educational forum, reports only to itself on behalf of the water resources in Schuyler County.
Water Quality Sampling for Private Wells (Schuyler County Watershed Protection Agency website)
Lake and Watershed Information
Oswego River/Finger Lakes Watershed (NYSDEC web page)
Seneca Lake Water Quality, 2009 - presentation by Dr. John Halfman, Finger Lakes Institute
Chemung River Watershed (NYSDEC web page)
Susquehanna River Watershed (NYSDEC web page)
Small Lakes Mapping: A series of maps showing watershed boundaries, contours, and steep slopes/soils for small lakes in the region. These include Cayuta Lake and Lamoka-Waneta Lakes in Schuyler County.