The work of CSI and our volunteer partners is often highlighted in local news and media. Below are some of the many examples of CSI in the news.
Once Again, Cayuga Leads the State in Early Season HABs; Seneca, Owasco, Canandaigua, Keuka Toxin-Free — So Far | Water Front - Peter Mantius
"Cayuga had more than 30 bloom reports between July 2 and July 22, while nearby lakes Seneca, Keuka, Canandaigua, Owasco and Skaneateles had yet to report their first."
Runoff From Tropical Storm Fred Could Feed Harmful Algal Blooms in Finger Lake Watersheds | WSKG
“We had a lot of big storms, a lot of rain during July and so that could have caused nutrients to essentially enter the lake and help facilitate these blooms.”
Climate change, shore run-off lead to increase in harmful algal blooms | Ithaca Times
It’s that time of year again — harmful algal blooms are appearing in Cayuga Lake. Harmful algal blooms, or HABs, are caused by an increase in growth of cyanobacteria. According
Cayuga Lake Leads State in Toxic Algae Blooms; DEC’s Latest Plan to Help Gets Panned for Going Easy on Big Farms | Water Front- Peter Mantius
ITHACA, July 26, 2021 — Cayuga Lake is the No. 1 hot spot in New York for harmful algal blooms (HABs), according to the latest Department of Environmental Conservation map that tracks outbreaks sta…
Mysteriously, Toxic Algae Took It Easy on Seneca Lake This Year; Cayuga, Owasco, Canandaigua All Got Slammed Again | Water Front- Peter Mantius
VILLAGE OF CAYUGA, Oct. 23, 2020 — On the morning of July 4, Cayuga Lake’s first suspected harmful algal bloom of the season was spotted on the shoreline near the Beacon Bay Marina at the lake’s no…
Harmful Algal Bloom season is here, potential outbreaks spotted in Cayuga Lake | The Ithaca Voice
ITHACA, N.Y.—The Tompkins County Health Department stated Tuesday that harmful algal blooms (HABs) have potentially returned to Cayuga Lake, as reports of “multiple suspicious blue-green algae blooms” have been submitted over the last two weeks. Monitoring of the blooms is ongoing. There does not ap…
Cayuga Lake: locals work to protect crucial water source | Tompkins Weekly
Jennifer Wells Miller, founder and owner of Paddle-N-More, has had a love for outdoor and water recreation for most of her life, a passion she used to create her business, which offers rentals, lesson
Tracking Harmful Algal Blooms: Are they here to stay? | The Ithaca Voice
ITHACA, N.Y. — Conditions have been right for Harmful Algal Blooms so far this summer, as blooms have begun popping up again on Cayuga Lake. But, as this has become a regular summer issue, the community has stepped up to closely monitor the blooms and report findings. About 80 volunteers called “HAB…
Experts in Aurora discuss Cayuga Lake harmful algae, climate change | The Citizen
Dozens gathered at the Aurora Inn Saturday for a wide-ranging discussion on the interaction between harmful algal blooms, climate change, nutrients and more in the Cayuga Lake Watershed.
How to build a future free of toxic algal blooms | Ithaca Times
Runoff from Taughannock Creek into Cayuga Lake
Who's keeping watch on the area’s creeks? | Ithaca Times
Anyone familiar with the issues of nutrient contamination in the waters of Cayuga Lake is familiar with the work of...
Newfield Stream Water Testing to Resume
At a meeting of the Newfield Town Board April 28, the board heard a presentation by Stephen Penningroth, Executive Director of the Community Science Institute in Ithaca, and agreed to
Local Watchdog Group to Begin Monitoring Groundwater
The Community Science Institute (CSI) unveiled the latest addition to its already state-of-the-art online data system: groundwater data.
Local Water Quality Group: E. Coli Levels in Trumansburg Creek ‘Too High to Count’
Members of the Community Science Institute, watchdogs of local waterways, may not have said it Wednesday night, but their water quality data did: Trumansburg needs to improve its sewer treatment
Lansing Passes Moratorium on Fracking
The Lansing Town Board passed a resolution establishing a one-year moratorium on high-impact industrial uses such as searching for, extracting, storing and disposing of the waste of natural gas, at
Community Groups Protect Watershed
Volunteer-led efforts to collect data on Virgil and Fall Creeks are helping to keep the streams clean. In a presentation April 17 on the health of the Fall Creek watershed
Public Turns Out for Frack Ban
Ulysses residents appeared united in support of a proposed town move to ban all gas drilling within its limits.
Ulysses Takes First Step Toward Drilling Ban
At the regular meeting of the town council on Tuesday, Feb. 8, the Town of Ulysses took a step toward enacting a ban on natural gas drilling that uses slick
T’burg Village Will Make Upgrades to Sewage Plant
Bacteria levels exceeding the legal limits have been discharged into Trumansburg Creek from the village sewage treatment plant for several years. An initial hypothesis advanced by former mayor Rod Ferrentino
DEC Takes Action on Creek Pollution
Since 2006 the Community Science Institute (CSI) has been analyzing water samples collected from Trumansburg Creek by Stream Watch, a volunteer group. The volunteers have collected samples throughout the watershed,
Seneca Citizens Contemplate a Future With Fracking
A crowd of 80 to 100 people, including representatives of the Amish community, gathered at the Romulus fire hall on Thursday, Feb. 4 to listen to a panel of four
phosphorus...Remediating Pollution at the Sources
One of the great benefits of living in the Finger Lakes region is the proximity to so many beautiful bodies of water: lakes, creeks, streams and waterfalls. In an era
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