Cayuga Lake Watershed Management Project
Technical Committee

Seneca County Soil & Water Conservation District
12 Park Street
Seneca Falls, New York 13148
June 21, 1999
10:00 am to 12:15 noon

NEXT MEETING: July 14, 1999 at 10:00 am

Present: Bill Kappel, USGS, Daniel Winch, Tompkins County, Linda Wagenet, Cornell Center for the Environment, Liz Moran, EcoLogic, John Robig, EcoLogic, Jim Malyj, Seneca County S&WCD, Tee-Ann Hunter, Town of Ledyard/CLWN, Sam Sibley, USGS, Brian Hall, Cortland County S&WCD/WQCC, Mikel Shararjian, Tompkins County Planning Department, David Zorn, G/FLRPC

1.    Review of IO Approved Interim Recommendations

Discussions focused on suggestions for 2nd Year Interim Recommendations based on 1st year process, G/FLRPC pre-proposal to EPA for local groundwater and source water protection, and the use of averages versus totaling for the interim recommendation ranking scores. 2nd year process suggestions included the following:

David Zorn explained the local groundwater and source water pre-proposal as a method to integrate source water protection with watershed management. It was recommended that if the pre-proposal is accepted that the final proposal be reviewed by the Technical Committee before going to the IO. It was agreed that averaging the 1st year ranking would be a good method.

2.   Preliminary Watershed Characterization: Structure and Substance

The discussion centered on the structure and substance of the Watershed Characterization using the Draft Outline for Preliminary Watershed Characterization (revised and enclosed) and the following associated handouts:

Initial Mapping Needs (enclosed)

Draft Outline for Discussion, Chapter 6: Limnology

Sources of Potential Contaminants

Technical Data, Information and Documentation List (enclosed)

The following timeline was discussed:

August 16, 1999 – EcoLogic portion of report due to G/FLRPC

September 10, 1999 – Completed draft and Executive Summary due to Education/Public Participation Subcommittee

September 17, 1999 – Education/Public Participation Committee distribution of information to watershed for public participation meetings

October 12-23, 1999 – Three public participation meetings will be held around the watershed

November 6, 1999 – Public comment deadline for Draft Watershed Characterization

November 10, 1999 – Finalize Watershed Characterization with input from public participation meetings

The following other issues were discussed in relation to Watershed Characterization:

3.   Next Meeting – July 14, 1999 at 10:00 am (location to be announced)

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Call 315-364-5707 or email info@cayugawatershed.org

CLW IO 2000