Song Lake Watershed Committee
Project List-2015

We will continue CSLAP Testing this year.
The Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) is a volunteer lake monitoring program run by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the NYS Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. 
Tony George and Carl Grillo  managed the biweekly sampling.  Water quality data and samples from June through October with parameters for water temperature, transparency, conductivity, pH, color, phosphorus, nitrogen, Chlorophyll a and calcium.
These tests enable us to better  understand the important issues our lake is facing.
We had completed ten years of CSLAP water testing
from 2006 - 2012 and 2014 - 2016

These r
eports are available on the Resources Page

The newsletters are all available on the
  Watershed Newletters Page

Working with the NYS DEC, to address this and other issues on the lake. To read our concerns on the cyanobacteria in the lake,
click here.


Lake Water Budget 
Thanks to Pat Reidy,  Cortland County Soil and Water Dept. for this analysis. Click on the link to download the complete file.

Leadership in Cortland-Onondaga Federation of Kettle Lake Associations, Inc. at

Quality Assurance Project Plan
Working with Cortland County Soil and Water and EPA to provide 
eight, in-lake and two groundwater "hot spot" testing sites. To read the draft proposal,
click here

Carp Remediation
Grass carp were stocked in Song Lake to control weeds. The impacts of this are now being seen with decreased weeds, and increased algae, including cyanobacteria. To view a diagram that explains this phenomenon,
click here.

Phosphate Campaign
Read "
What's all the Fuss about Phosphorus

Survey Compilation
Graphs are available on the
Resources Page

Our Song Lake