Owasco Lake Watershed & Revitalization Plan Update

Owasco Lake Watershed Management and Waterfront Revitalization Plan Implementation: Incorporation of the EPA Nine Key Elements

Cayuga County received a New York State Department of State grant to implement a high priority recommendation from the 2016 Owasco Lake Watershed Management and Waterfront Revitalization Plan,  which is to incorporate the EPA's Nine Key Elements into the Plan.  This project is led by the Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development and the consultant on the project is Ecologic LLC.

Public Meeting #2

A public meeting was held on September 27, 2021 to provide an update on the process to incorporate the EPA Nine Key Elements into the Owasco Lake Watershed Management and Waterfront Revitalization Plan. The public was able to review and comment on the Watershed Management Recommendations and Prioritization.

Public Meeting #2 Recording

Public Meeting #2 Presentation can be viewed here as a pdf.

The recommendations released can be viewed here.  Jamboards were used to take comments on the recommendations at the meeting.  You can view them and make comments on the recommendations by clicking here.  You can also send any questions or comments to mwunderlich@cayugacounty.us.

Public Meeting #1

On August 13, 2018, the first public participation/outreach meeting was held.  Dr. Elizabeth Moran of Ecologic LLC. gave an update of the status of the project and Michele Wunderlich of the Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development facilitated the collection of public input on watershed conditions and issues.

Public Meeting # 1 presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Moran (pdf)

Public Meeting # 1 presentation by Michele Wunderlich (pdf)

Public Participation Plan

The public participation plan identifies a variety of forums and outreach mechanisms to engage interested persons in the modification of the Owasco Lake Watershed Management and Waterfront Revitalization Plan for Cayuga County, New York. The public participation plan for the Owasco Lake Watershed Management and Waterfront Revitalization Plan Implementation: Incorporation of the EPA Nine Key Elements project is available for review.

Owasco Lake Watershed Management and Waterfront Revitalization Plan

The Owasco Lake Watershed Management and Waterfront Revitalization Plan was approved by the New York State Department of State on March 30, 2016. 

Owasco Lake Watershed Management and Waterfront Revitalization Plan Watershed and Waterbody Inventory Report

The Owasco Lake Watershed Management and Waterfront Revitalization Plan Watershed and Waterbody Inventory Report was developed as part of the development of the Owasco Lake Watershed Management and Waterfront Revitalization Plan.

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

The Owasco Lake Watershed:  Institutional Framework and Assessment of Local Laws, Programs, and Practices Affecting Water Quality was developed as part of the development of the Owasco Lake Watershed Management and Waterfront Revitalization Plan.

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