Cayuga Lake Water Monitoring Project

During the summer of 2019, CLEAN researchers launched a pilot project to monitor water quality on Cayuga Lake, focusing specifically on detection and characterization of toxic cyanobacteria blooms. CLEAN, in collaboration with the Community Science Institute (and other active research groups), is developing a collective approach to understanding the impact of human activity on toxic cyanobacteria blooms in Cayuga Lake, and how to mitigate those effects. The project, is focused on regions of the lake where blooms have significantly impacted water use for drinking and recreation and seeks to understand the role of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, increasing temperatures, and other factors (like salinity) that may affect bloom formation. 

See the locations of the continuous Dock Deployment HERE

See more Shore Point Data Here

 


Learn more about the Tributary Study HERE

 

Monitoring Points

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