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Owasco Lake Watershed and Waterfront Revitalization Plan

The following documents make up the final Owasco Lake Watershed Management and Waterfront Revitalization Plan which was approved by the NYSDOS on March 30, 2016.   If you have any comments or questions, please contact Michele Wunderlich at mwunderlich@cayugacounty.us or by phone at 315-253-1107.  Each portion of the report is included in a separate file because some of the files are quite large.

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Owasco Lake Watershed:  Institutional Framework and Assessment of Local Laws, Programs, and Practices Affecting Water Quality
 

The following document is the Owasco Lake Watershed:  Institutional Framework and Assessment of Local Laws, Programs, and Practices Affecting Water Quality.  If you have any comments or questions, please contact Michele Wunderlich at mwunderlich@cayugacounty.us or by phone at 315-253-1107.  Each portion of the report is included in a separate file because some of the files are quite large. Alternatively, the report is available in its entirety.

 
 
Owasco Lake Watershed Management Plan:  Watershed and Waterbody Inventory Report
 

The following document is the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Plan: Watershed and Waterbody Inventory Report. If you have any comments or questions, please contact Michele Wunderlich at mwunderlich@cayugacounty.us or by phone at 315-253-1107. Each portion of the report is included in a separate file because some of the files are quite large. Alternatively, the report is available in its entirety.

 
Information on the Project
 

The State of the Owasco Lake Watershed report was completed in 2000, and was followed in 2001 by the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Plan. Much has happened over the intervening years, both on the landscape and in the lake. New threats to water quality have emerged, along with some new tools for managing the resource. 

 

Cayuga County Department of Planning & Economic Development led an effort to update and expand the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Plan, with funding support from the NYS Department of State. Local partners include the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council, the Owasco Watershed Lake Association, Cayuga County Soil & Water Conservation District, the Cayuga County Farm Bureau, Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency and others interested in water resources. 

 

EcoLogic LLC and Environmental Design & Research worked with the Cayuga County project team to gather data and information about the lake and its watershed and led a community-wide discussion of how to meet the challenges of water quality protection. 

 
 

The watershed planning effort is funded through a Title 11 Environmental Protection Fund grant from the New York State Department of State.