Last Revised 3/02/01

Cayuga Lake Projects Directory

This compilation is only for current and planned programs. It covers staff at local agencies and universities. You are encouraged to submit the name and address of people involved in environmental programs, and if possible a description of the project, to Jose Lozano , Environmental Labs - City of Ithaca, 525 Third St., Ithaca NY 14850.

Allee, David

Projects: Phosphorus TMDL development for Cayuga Lake

Anderson, Sharon

Projects: Cauyga Lake watershed: Environmental Education and public participation

Bain, Mark

Projects: Ecology, bioassessment, and gap analysis of freshwater streams and lakes.

Watersheds: Sixmile Creek and Fall Creek.

Bouldin, Cornell University

Projects: Historical nutrient and sediment monitoring data for Fall Creek

Boyer, Elizabeth

Projects: Digitizing of Bouldin's Fall Creek sediments and nutrients

extensive data base (1926 through 1993).

Callinan, Clifford

Projects: RIBS studies in Cayuga Lake. Modeling and development of waste allocations, and safe yield for lakes and reservoirs. Limnological investigations in fate and transport of toxic contaminants, trophic status, and sediment core investigations.

Canal Corporation lake level recording

Citizen monitoring of Fall Creek and Virgil Creek Subwatersheds (exit this site)

Cornell University Utilitities/Environmental Complience Office

Projects: SPDES Permit requirements for Lake Source Cooling <>

Cowen, Edwin

Projects: 3-D hydrodynamic modeling of Cayuga Lake

County Health Departments

Project: Monitoring at private camps, campgrounds, and public beaches

DeGloria, Stephen

Projects: Multiscale framework and resource data (GIS) for characterization of the Cayuga Lake Watershed

Eckhardt, David. USGS.

Projects: Water quality studies. Statewide appraisal of pesticide residues in the surface and ground water of New York.

Effler, Steven. Upstate Freshwater Institute.

Projects: Physical, chemical and biological aspects of surface waters.

Hairston, Jr. Nelson

Projects: Lake ecology projects, phosphorus concentration sediment records at the south end of Cayuga Lake.

Johnson, Robert

Projects: Macrophyte composition and biological control in Cayuga Lake.

Kappel, William. USGS.

Projects: Hydrogeology of the Cayuga Lake watershed

Karig, Daniel

Projects: Sixmile Creek Hydrodynamics.

Ketola, George. USGS.

Projects: Fish (salmonoids and walleye) physiology and nutrition.

Kraemer, Thomas. USGS.

Projects: Geochemistry of naturally-occurring radionuclides as indicators of natural process and anthropogenic activity occurring within the lake basin.

Loucks, Daniel

Projects: Systems R&D for environmental resources planning & management.

Several simulation models for flow, T, nutrients, sediments concentration, and bioassessment for the Fall Creek and Sixmile Creek watersheds.

Lozano, Jose. Environmental Labs City of Ithaca.

Projects: Sixmile Creek watershed management plan. Streambank stabilization, riparian buffer restoration and bioassesment.

McKenna, Jr. James. Tunison Lab of Aquatic Science.

Projects: Littoral zone fish assemblages of Northern Cayuga Lake

Makarewicz, Joseph, SUNY Brockport.

Project: Nutrient survey, north basin (for Seneca County SWCD)

Marks, Peter

Projects: Changes in forest area and land use in the uplands around Cayuga Lake.

Moran, Elizabeth. EcoLogic LLC.

Projects: Thermal, water quality, and biological characterization of Cayuga Lake.

Mullins, Henry. Dept. of Earth Sciences, Syracuse U, Syracuse NY 13244

Projects: Marine geophysical surveys of the Finger Lakes: Use of lake sediments as records of natural and anthropogenic environmental changes.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Cortland)

Project: Fish Surveys and Stocking Records

New York State Department of Health

Project: Fish Contaminant Monitoring

Oglesby, Ray

Projects: Cayuga Lake Watershed planning & management.

Packard, Susan. Nat.Audubon Soc./Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Projects: Cayuga Lake's quality as an ornithological habitat.

Peckarsky, Barbara

Projects: Macroinvertebrate community composition and structure at Cayuga Inlet

Penningroth, Steve

Projects: Citizen monitoring and bioassessment at the Fall Creek watershed

Rudstam, Lars. Cornell Biological Field Station.

Projects: Zooplankton, fish, and mysid shrimp pelagic interactions in Cayuga Lake

Associates: Tom Chioti, NYS-DEC

Schneider, Rebecca

Projects: Streamsides and wetlands as critical components of Cayuga Lake. Wetland plant communities and groundwater. Ecological water resources protection.

Steenhuis, Tammo

Projects: Modeling and simulation of tributaries to Cayuga Lake, Natural Resources planning and management

Taylor, Marshall. Resources Planning Associates, Inc.

Projects: Natural resources planning. Watershed management at Sixmile Creek and Fall Creek. (out of town).

United States Geological Survey

Additional Projects: USGS stream gauging at Fall Creek, Cayuga Inlet, Six Mile Creek (   Low level pesticide monitoring at Fall Creek and Bolton Point and occational special investigations of tributaries (

Yager, Richard. USGS.

Projects: Modeling of ground-water flow and transport. Sedimentation rates in Cayuga Lake.

Wagenet, Linda

Projects: Cayuga Lake watershed planning and management.

White, William

Projects: Sedimentation rates in Cayuga Lake

Vawter, Thomas. Wells College.

Projects: Benthic macroinvertebrates as indicators of water quality in two tributaries of Cayuga Lake (Paine's Creek and Great Gully)

Zorn, David

Projects: Cayuga Lake Watershed Preliminary Characterization and Restoration and Projection Plan

Local Government Directory

Adams, Molly <>

Projects: Coordinate watershed management. Caroline Watersheds Council

Barber, Amanda, USDA Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District, 100 Grange Pl. Room 204, Cortland NY

Projects: Water Quality Coordinating Committee

Barnes, Jeff (607) 687-3553, USDA Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District

Projects: Water Quality Coordinating Committee

Brower, Bob Cayuga County Planning.

Projects: Water Quality Coordinating Committee

Daelrymple, Elaine (607) 535-9650, USDA Schuyler County Soil & Water Conservation District.

Projects: Water Quality Coordinating Committee

Eidt, Steve, NYS DEC Region 7 RWE

Projects: Watershed Management Plans - Permitting

Hurlbut, Sylvia, Intermunicipal Organization, Chair, Local government agencies contact. Cayuga Lake Restoration and Protection Plan.

Projects: Cayuga Lake Watershed Restoration and Protection Plan development

Malyj, James, USDA Seneca County Soil & Water Conservation District (water quality coordinating committee

Projects: Water quality monitoring. Macrophytes control.

Landre, Betsy, Finger Lakes- Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance, FL-LOWPA

Projects: Coordinates counties alliance to promote watershed planning.

Lozano, Jose, City of Ithaca Environmental Laboratories (Drinking & Waste Water)

Projects: Sixmile Creek steambank & riparian buffers restoration. Cayuga Lake monitoring program coordination.

Zorn, David, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council

Projects: Cayuga Lake Watershed Restoration and Protection Plan - Technical Coordination

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