Cayuga Lake Watershed Network Community Conference

Presentations and discussions will follow the theme "Cayuga Lake: Watershed Modeling, Monitoring & TMDL Projects"




See below for schedule


Hostetter Lecture Room (209), Stratton Hall

General Info

The Cayuga Lake Watershed Network provides free community conferences every year on issues of concern to watershed residents. Wells College is pleased to host this conference to instruct participants about new Cayuga Lake water quality research projects and how they might impact land use in Cayuga County.

The schedule for the conference is:

10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Hilary Lambert, Steward/Executive Director
Cayuga Lake Watershed Network

10:15 a.m.

Vocabulary of the Project
Eileen O’Connor, Director, Environmental Health Services, Cayuga County Health and Human Services Department and Chair, Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency
Learn what these terms mean and why they matter to you: Lake Source Cooling, SPDES Permit, TMDL, TMDL Implementation Plan, Cayuga Lake Modeling Project, NYS 303(d) list, Use Attainability Analysis, and Designated Use.

10:30 a.m.

Cayuga Lake/Watershed Modeling and TMDL Projects
Jeff Myers, Director, Bureau of Water Assessment Management
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Topics to be covered: Our current understanding of Cayuga Lake water quality and new monitoring; Cornell University’s Lake Source Cooling project; the role of phosphorus and algae; why and where a TMDL may be implemented; potential impacts to land activities.

11:30 a.m.

Break to allow attendees to write and hand in questions.

11:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion with Eileen O’Connor, Jeff Myers, and others
Moderated by Hilary Lambert
Questions and answers with panelists and attendees, and a discussion of issues raised.

Throughout the event there will be refreshments, table displays and information for attendees.