Saturday, September 30, 2017

September 2017 Algae Blooms on Owasco

Algae Update: Sept. 30, 2017 excerpt from the Auburn Citizen:

Latest test results released by the Cayuga County Health Department show the highest levels of harmful algal bloom toxins entering the city of Auburn's water treatment plant this season.

After the Owasco Lake water flowed through the city's toxin treatment system and the filtration plant, no toxins were detected in the drinking water.

According to the health department's website, 0.25 micrograms per liter of microcystin, a kind of liver toxin present in some harmful algal blooms, was detected in the raw lake water from samples collected Wednesday. The last time toxins were detected in the raw water, levels were 0.18 and 0.16 micrograms per liter on Aug. 31 and Sept. 18, respectively.

All of those detections are below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's level of concern for vulnerable populations — 0.3 micrograms per liter over 10 days.

The town of Owasco continues to show no toxins detected in both the drinking water and the untreated water.

link to 2017 Owasco Watershed Inspection HAB testing results:

Recent Algae bloom pictures (from Auburn Citizen)

Friday, September 29, 2017

OWLA meeting, Wednesday 10/4/17, 7pm

Owasco Watershed Lake Association Meeting Oct. 4, 2017
Springside Inn at 7:00 PM

Welcome Members and Guests!

Remember to put water away now.


7:00 PM  "Nutrient Management on Dairy Farms"
William Jones, Business Development Manager,
Venture Creations, RIT's Technology Business Incubator
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7:30 PM Call to Order
1. Roll Call Sheet
2. Approval of August 6, 2017 Minutes - Gilda Brower
3. President's Report
4. Committee Reports
a. Treasurer's Report and Budget - Jeff Trescot and Peter Rogers:
b. The Ask - Bob Brower
i. A Brief Overview of the Sept 23 Cyanobacteria bloom
ii. The QAPP Status
c. Citizen Science- Julie Lockhart and Dana Hall
d. Membership - Rosemarie Romano and Linda Vitale
e. The New Watershed Rules and Regulations-Ken Post
f. Lake Day - The Great Race-Rick Nelson
g. Strategy and Messaging Committee-Nancy Hart and Ken Kudla
i. Increasing OWLA's Growth::The Strategic Messaging Project Status

8:15 PM
5. Old Business
a. WOTUS Letter...Dana Hall
6. New Business

7. Adjourn

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