Sodus Bay, NY – Trends In Water Quality Report, 2013
The report outlines the current state of the bay and highlights improving or declining trends in water quality.
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Recent CSLAP Reports
|PDF Title||Type||Lake Name||County||Download|
|Sodus Bay 2005||CSLAP Report||Sodus Bay||Wayne||Download|
|Sodus Bay 2004||CSLAP Report||Sodus Bay||Wayne||Download|
|Sodus Bay 2003||CSLAP Report||Sodus Bay||Wayne||Download|
|Sodus Bay 2002||CSLAP Report||Sodus Bay||Wayne||Download|
|Sodus Bay 2001||CSLAP Report||Sodus Bay||Wayne||Download|
|Sodus Bay 2013||CSLAP Report||Sodus Bay Ontario||Wayne||Download|
|Sodus Bay 2013 Scorecard||CSLAP Report||Sodus Bay Ontario||Wayne||Download|
|Sodus Bay Q&A 2014||CSLAP Report||Sodus Bay||Wayne||Download|
|Sodus Bay 2014||CSLAP Report||Sodus Bay||Wayne||Download|
|Sodus Bay Scorecard 2014||CSLAP Report||Sodus Bay||Wayne||Download|
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.