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Tributaries and Discharges

  • Steven W. Effler
  • Keith A. Whitehead
Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)

Abstract

Discharge to Onondaga Lake has been well monitored since the late 1960s/early 1970s, as the principal surface inflows have been nearly continuously gauged since that time. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) presently maintains nine continuous gauging stations in the watershed: three on Ninemile Creek, two each on Onondaga Creek and Harbor Brook, one on Ley Creek, and lake level is monitored at the marina on the east shore (Figure 3.1). A station is located proximate to the mouth of each of these four tributaries (Figure 3.1). The upstream station on Onondaga Creek (located at the city limit of Syracuse, above the combined sewer overflows) has played a particularly important role in the assessment of the relative contributions of the urban area in the loading of certain key pollutants from Onondaga Creek. The discharge from the metropolitan sewage treatment plant (METRO) has also been monitored continuously.

Keywords

Fecal Coliform Soluble Reactive Phosphorus Total Phosphorus Concentration Fecal Coliform Bacterium Onondaga Lake 
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