Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” – W.H.Auden

Schuyler County Water Quality Coordinating Committee

Schuyler County Water Quality Coordinating Committee

Schuyler County Water
"Seneca Lake," a painting by Tom Gardner

Invasive Species Alert! HYDRILLA

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)
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Schuyler County's Law

To Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
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Finger Lakes PRISM

Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) works to reduce the introduction, spread, and impact of invasive species throughout our region
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Finger Lakes PRISM Hydrilla information

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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.

Schuyler County Water Resource Strategy (2007)

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Schuyler County Water Quality Strategy for Highway Operations (2007)

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Managing your Private Water Supply Related to Natural Gas Development in Schuyler County

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Water Quality Sampling for Private Wells

Schuyler County Watershed Protection Agency website
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Reporting Polluting Discharges in Schuyler County

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Lake and Watershed Information

Oswego River/Finger Lakes Watershed

Seneca Lake Watershed Management Plan (2014)

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Water Quality of Seneca Lake, New York

A 2011 Update (Finger Lakes Institute)
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Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association

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Seneca Watershed Intermunicipal Organization

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Cayuga Lake Watershed Intermunicipal Organization

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Cayuga Lake Watershed Network

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2018 Finger Lakes Water Quality Report

Summary of Historic Finger Lakes Data (NYSDEC)
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Finger Lakes - Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance

(FLLOWPA
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Chemung River Watershed

Lamoka-Waneta Lakes Association

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Meads Creek Watershed Strategic Action Plan (2007)

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Susquehanna River Watershed

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Program

Upper Susquehanna Coalition

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Upper Susquehanna Conservation Alliance

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Susquehanna-Chemung Action Plan (2012)

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Additional Resources

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.
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Schuyler County Lake Monitoring Reports

Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) Reports based on volunteer sampling by lake associations (NYSDEC web page)
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Regional Water Quality

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Flood Mitigation

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Stormwater Management

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