Cayuga Lake (New York) Water Quality Monitoring Data Related to the Cornell Lake Source Cooling Facility, 1998-2009
Cornell University has been monitoring ambient conditions in Cayuga Lake since 1998 to provide a record of water quality conditions in the lake before and after the Lake Source Cooling facility startup in 2000. The primary objective is to conduct an ambient water quality monitoring program focusing on the southern portion of Cayuga Lake to support long-term records of trophic state indicators, including concentrations of total phosphorus, soluble reactive phosphorus, chlorophyll-a, turbidity, and other measures of water quality. In addition to this water quality monitoring data set, the complete collection of annual reports is available online: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/8353
This data package must be uncompressed for use. In addition to the data described above, it includes an Ecological Metadata Language (EML) record, which describes in considerable detail the contents of the data tables, methods, usage rights, and other information. All users of these data are strongly encouraged to review this EML record.
chlorophyll; nitrogen; nutrients; phosphorus; environmental impacts; surface water chemistry; turbidity; pH; alkalinity; Secchi depth; lake source cooling; Cayuga Lake (New York); Cornell University; Cayuga Lake Watershed Network; LSC; soluble reactive phosphorus