Sodus Bay, NY – Trends In Water Quality Report, 2013

SODUS BAY, NY – TRENDS IN WATER QUALITY, 2013 REPORT was prepared by Rachel Radicello in collaboration with SUNY ESF, Save Our Sodus Inc., and the Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District.

The report outlines the current state of the bay and highlights improving or declining trends in water quality.

Water quality parameters that relate to algal blooms included in this report are: phosphorus, chlorophyll-a, water clarity, and blue-green algal blooms.

Since a widespread algal bloom in 2010, water quality and the occurrence of algal blooms have been monitored on Sodus Bay by the State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the NYS DEC Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP).

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Sodus Bay, NY Trends in Water Quality Report, 2013

Recent CSLAP Reports

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Sodus Bay 2005 CSLAP Report Sodus Bay Wayne Download
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What is CSLAP?

The Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) is a volunteer lake monitoring program run by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the NYS Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. (NYSFOLA). It was initiated in 1985, with the support of New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo. It was modeled after successful volunteer programs in Vermont, Maine, Illinois and Minnesota.

Each participating lake association is a member of NYSFOLA, a not-for-profit coalition of lake associations and others interested in lake management. NYSFOLA was founded in 1983 and presently serves nearly 200 lake associations as well as individual and corporate members.

Citizen volunteers from NYSFOLA-member lake associations are responsible for collecting biweekly water quality data and samples from June through October. About 100 lakes participate in the program each year. Samples are collected from surface waters (epilimnion) for shallow lakes. Bottom, or hypolimnion, samples are collected from deeper lakes. Parameters include water temperature, transparency, conductivity, pH, color, phosphorus, nitrogen, Chlorophyll a and calcium.

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