Category Archives: Watersheds, Rivers, Lakes

The science of stream restoration

NY Times science has a good article on the science of stream restoration. Reading this I couldn’t help but think of The Onondaga Creek Conceptual Revitalization Plan. The best approach for stream restoration “is to create landforms and water flows …

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Is Time Running Out On The Great Lakes Basin Compact?

There is a lot of justifiable concern that environmental stress and large-scale diversions to more arid regions of the country could threaten the health of the Great Lakes and surrounding communities. That is in a nut-shell the reason for being …

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Mercury Levels Rising as Clark Reservation’s Glacier Lake

From Sunday’s Post-Standard, Tim Knauss reports on the rising mercury levels in sediments analyzed in Glacial Lake at Clark Reservation State Park in Jamesville. Glacier Lake at Clark Reservation State Park, in Jamesville, is an ideal barometer for measuring mercury …

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Sewage among top foulers of area water

From the Rochester D&C: Sewage is a major source of water pollution in western New York, mind information pills according to a new analysis of federal data revealing that most area treatment plants have released illegal levels of pollution into …

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Sewage overflow in Upstate New York

Combined sewer overflows (CSOs) are a major source of surface water pollution especially in older municipalities with aging infrastructure. That pretty much describes almost all of Upstate New York. The Utica O&D reports on one sewage overflow problem along Sauquoit …

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Seasonal Anoxic Hypolimnion Zone Scares Local Editor

Research examining the relationship between global warming and seasonal trends in Oneida Lake ice cover and other limnological impacts is on-going according to the Post-Standard. The headline however, “Dead Zones appear in Lake”, is straight out of Stephen King and …

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Onondaga Nation Critical of Buried Mercury

In a report to be made public this week, viagra dosage the Onondaga Nation will ask state and federal officials why vast amounts of a dangerous substance will remain near a lake undergoing a total of nearly $1 billion in …

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Onondaga Lake Oxygen Levels Improve

Oxygen levels in Onondaga Lake have been steadily improving according to a study conducted by the Upstate Freshwater Institute and Syracuse University Researchers. The most dramatic improvement has occurred within the last year or so as the county finished upgrading …

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Susquehanna River shows improving health in New York

In April the Susquehanna River was listed as most-endangered river for 2005 by the American Rivers conservation organization. The AP has another report on the river; the Upper Susquehanna Coalition, a network of county natural resource professionals working in the …

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Onondaga Lake Water Quality Improves Significantly

The newly expanded Metropolitan Sewage Treatment Plant has resulted in sooner-than-expected improvements in Onondaga Lake water quality. Dramatic reductions in ammonia and phosphorus levels have been observed in only a few short months; ammonia levels now meet the 2012 federally …

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