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Cayuga Lake TMDL Outreach

NYSDEC has held a number of public meetings to share information regarding the ongoing Cayuga Lake Modeling Project and related TMDL efforts. These meetings are scheduled around key project milestones and provide local stakeholders the opportunity to follow progress and offer comments regarding the study and TMDL development, as well as other Cayuga Lake Watershed issues and activities. A outline of past events is presented below.

Cayuga Lake Modeling Project/TMDL Outreach Meetings

Meeting Date Meeting Type and Topics

Meeting Location

Nov 5, 2014

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

  • Cayuga Lake TMDL Paleo-inference Modeling, Chandler Rowell, NYS DEC (PDF, 1.03 MB)
  • Dreissenid Mussel Survey of Cayuga Lake, Jim Watkins, Cornell Department of Natural Resources (PDF, 1.02 MB)
  • Considerations for Phase II Water Quality Modeling, Steve Effler, UFI (PDF, 1.24 MB)
  • Limnological (Lake) Results, Steve Effler, UFI (PDF, 1.03 MB)
  • 2013 Tributary Monitoring, Tony Prestigiacomo (PDF, 2.57 MB)
  • Watershed Modeling: Approach and Preliminary Results, Todd Walter, Cornell University (PDF, 2.35 MB)
  • Cayuga Lake Plankton, Nelson Hairston, Cornell University (PDF, 443 KB)

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

July 17, 2014

Public Meeting

  • NYS DEC Update, Jeff Myers, NYS DEC (PDF, 358 KB)
  • Watershed Modeling: Sediment and Land Management, Prof. Todd Walter, Cornell University (PDF, 3.64 MB)
  • Phosphorous Loading Procedures and Results, Steve Effler, Upstate Freshwater Institute (PDF, 2.20 MB)

The Space @ Greenstar

Ithaca, NY

May 19, 2014

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

  • 2013 Dreissenid Mussel Survey, Jim Watkins, et.al.,Cornell University (PDF, 1.14 MB)
  • Phosphorus Loading Procedures and Results, Upstate Freshwater Institute (PDF, 2.02 MB)
  • Soluble Reactive Phosphorus (SRP) Increases in the Hypolimnion of Cayuga Lake: Patterns and Probable Causes, Dave Matthews, UFI (PDF, 298 KB)
  • Development and Application of Cayuga Lake Model, Rakesh Gelda, UFI (PDF, 3.74 MB)
  • Salient Findings Status and Ongoing Activities, Steve Effler, UFI (PDF,441 KB)
  • Watershed Modeling: Approach and Preliminary Results, Todd Walter, Cornell University (PDF, 3.05 MB)
  • Preliminary Thoughts on Quagga Mussels and SRP Cycling, Steve Effler, UFI (PDF, 249 KB)

NYSDEC

Albany, NY

Apr 5, 2014

Other Meeting - Cayuga Watershed Network Spring Meeting

  • Cayuga Lake Modeling Project in Support of a Phosphorus TMDL, Jeff Myers, NYS DEC (PDF, 278 KB)

Wells College

Aurora, NY

Jan 15, 2014

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

  • Meeting Notes (PDF, 48 KB)
  • Tripton, Trophic State Metrics and Near-Shore versus Pelagic Zone Responses to External Loads, Steve Effler, UFI (PDF, 1.14MB)
  • Selected Material for Other Earlier Papers and Reports, Effler, UFI (PDF, 387 KB)
  • Nature of Particles, Tony Prestigiacomo, Steve Effler and Feng Peng, UFI (PDF, 1.56 MB)
  • Nature of Particles, Feng Peng, UFI (PDF, 1.54 MB)
  • Review CLMP Workplan, Steve Effler, UFI (PDF, 1.90 MB)
  • Paleolimnology Modeling, Chandler Rowell, NYS DEC (PDF, 745 KB)
  • Minerogenic Particles: Approach and Implications, Steve Effler, UFI (PDF, 453 KB)
  • Plankton, Nelson Hairston, Cornell University (PDF, 847 KB)
  • Dreissenids, Jim Watkins, Cornell University (PDF, 4.89 MB)
  • Selected Limnological Features, Sue O'Donnell, UFI (PDF, 1.03 MB)
  • Two-dimensional (Lake-wide) Hydrodynamic Model, Rakesh Gelda, UFI (PDF, 1.67 MB)
  • Three-dimensional (South Shelf) Hydrodynamic Model - Presentation, Allie King, Cornell University (PDF, 4.84 MB)
  • Three--dimensional (South Shelf) Hydrodynamic Model - Model, Allie King, Cornell University (PDF, 5.00 MB)
  • 2013 Tributary Water Quality Results, Tony Prestigiacomo, UFI (PDF, 1.16 MB)

Ramamda Inn

Ithaca, NY

Dec 3, 2013

Public Meeting

  • NYS DEC Update, Jeff Myers, NYS DEC (PDF, 89 KB)
  • Watershed Modeling, Todd Walter, Cornell University (PDF, 4.07 MB)
  • Upstate Freshwater Institute Update, Steve Effler, Upstate Freshwater Institute (PDF, 526 KB)

Boynton Middle School

Ithaca, NY

June 12, 2013

Public Meeting

  • NYS DEC Update, Jeff Myers, NYS DEC (PDF, 229 KB)
  • Upstate Freshwater Institute Update, Steve Effler, Upstate Freshwater Institute (PDF, 2.78 MB)

Boynton Middle School

Ithaca, NY

Looking Ahead

A tentative schedule of anticipated upcoming outreach meetings for the Cayuga Lake Modeling Project (CLMP) is as follows:

  • Late Spring/Summer 2015 - Public Meeting

  • October 2015 - TAC Meeting

  • Late Fall 2015 - Public Meeting

  • Spring/Summer 2016 - Public Meeting

  • October 2016 - TAC Meeting

  • Late Fall 2016 - Public Meeting - Beginning of TMDL Development

Specific meeting dates and agenda topics will be determined as progress with model development and other components of the CLMP proceed.


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