Newslinks and Resources for Seneca Lake - a Finger Lake and part of the Rochester, NY area's environment
"Located within Ontario, Yates, Seneca, and Schuyler counties, Seneca Lake lies in the geographic center of the Finger Lakes. At the northern tip of the lake is the City of Geneva, and at the southern tip is the Village of Watkins Glen. Seneca lake has the largest volume of water of the Finger Lakes." --NYS DEC
It's important to monitor the health of our Finger Lakes, which is a part of our regions environmental health.
- Public defends "pristine, beautiful" Seneca Lake at gas hearing | Innovation Trail Bill Moler, the president of the Inergy subsidiary that aims to store 2.1 million gallons of propane in salt caverns next to Seneca Lake, faced a tough crowd on Tuesday night. He attended a Department of Conservation-organized public hearing in Watkins Glen, and was tasked with trying to persuade the crowd that the project would go largely unnoticed - and would yield lower propane prices in the region. But that wasn't a convincing argument to those who came to voice their opposition. Hundreds of local residents turned out, and many expressed fears the project would industrialize a region that depends on tourism. (September 28, 2011) Innovation Trail [More on Seneca Lake in our area]
- Seneca Falls Power Co. loses appeal over Seneca Lake water | theithacajournal.com | The Ithaca Journal A federal agency has sided with Seneca Lake residents and landowners against a power company found to be drawing too much water from the lake for its hydroelectric operations, two congressman announced Wednesday. theithacajournal.com | The Ithaca Journal | Ithaca news, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds. Serving Ithaca, NY (November 29, 09) [More on Seneca Lake]
- 90 acres at the south end of Seneca Lake is designated to protect birds, promote habitat ALBANY - The Department of Environmental Conservation's Catherine Creek Wildlife Management Area is the newest addition to New York State's Bird Conservation Area program, Commissioner Pete Grannis announced Tuesday. The designation includes 890 acres of marshlands at the southern end of Seneca Lake and will help protect the habitat and diverse population of waterfowl, shorebirds, and other bird species that use this area. (Oct. 22, 08) New York State News on the Net!
- Committee to discuss lake overgrowth Frank All, an Arcadia resident with a summer home on Kashong Point, presented the petition bearing 203 signatures of lakefront property owners to the board last night. The petition requests town officials seek federal or state money to purchase an aquatic weed harvester that would be used to remove the vegetation on the western side of Seneca Lake, from the Geneva city line south to the Yates County line. (January 10, 2003) Finger Lakes Times Geneva, NY
- Lake weed out of control GENEVA - Imagine a creature that invades your home and makes a nest. It replicates faster than you can kill it, spawning thousands of times over. Pretty soon it is consuming your food supply, and crowding you out of your own home. You can barely move without its clinging to you. And it is ugly and smelly to boot.The plot of the latest Halloween horror movie? No: the weeds growing in Seneca Lake. (November 01, 02) Finger Lakes Times
- Students studying Seneca Lake A trio is continuing eight years of research on the nutrient levels and impact of zebra mussels in the lake. (July 16, 2002) Daily Messenger
- Input sought on housing for lakefront GENEVA - A city committee wants more information and community input before taking a stand on lakefront housing. Mayor Donald Cass asked the committee for its input after he had City Manager Richard Rising mark off the roughly 20 acres that would be available for development between the city's Lake Shore Park and Seneca Lake State Park.(April 24, 2002) Finger Lakes Times
- In-depth studies on Seneca Lake Nearly 40 teens from across the country are participating in this year's Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute at Hobart and William Smith. The students, entering their junior and senior years of high school, are living on campus for a two-week interdisciplinary exploration into the environment. (Wednesday, July 18, 2001) Finger Lakes Times
- Seneca Lake Watershed assessment released A study of potential pollution sources in the Seneca Lake watershed is now available. The Seneca Lake watershed is in good shape, say environmentalists, who recently released a study they hope will help keep it that way. (11/24/00) Daily Messenger.
- New water district proposed FAYETTE - Homes and businesses along or near the northernmost portion of Seneca Lake that is in the town of Fayette may not be depending on wells to get their water in the future. October 19, 2000) Finger Lakes Times Online
- Seneca Lake State Park to get $300,000 GENEVA - Legislators Friday said $300,000 in state funding will be used to improve accessibility, safety and recreation at Seneca Lake State Park. (September 17, 2000) Finger Lakes Times Online
If you live near Honeoye Lake perhaps one of these resources can be a way for you to become involved with your lake's health.
- Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association: ONE FRANKLIN SQUARE, PO BOX 247, GENEVA NY, 14456-0247 - PHONE: 315-789-3052 - FAX: 315-789-8799 - E-MAIL: SLPWA@EZNET.NET
- Zebra Mussel Impact on Seneca Lake Secchi Disc Depths: The Secchi disc is a simple but robust method to measure water transparency (shown left). The disc is attached to a rope and slowly lowered through the water until it just disappears from view. This depth is noted. It is lowered some more, then slowly raised until the disc is just observed. This depth is also noted. The Secchi depth is the average of these two depths
- Seneca Lake Watershed Management: The initial step in the Seneca Lake Watershed Management Planning process was the Seneca Lake Watershed Study: Developing and Understanding of An Important Natural Resource, 1996 (Appendix A), completed by Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, Inc. for the New York State Environmental Action Grant Program. The study takes an ecosystem approach. Thus the overall goal is to develop an approach that maximizes the quality of life, develops a healthy economy and sustains a natural and clean environment.
- Seneca Lake Get the facts on Seneca Lake from the NYS DEC
- Ontario County Planning & Research Department
- http://www.gflrpc.org/Seneca Lake/Watershed Report/chap9.pdf
- http://www.gflrpc.org/Seneca Lake/Watershed Report/chap8.pdf