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Microbial Source Tracking of coliforms in Cayuga Lake (New York)

Currently the southern end of Cayuga Lake can be seen as a massive   plume of suspended solids and bacterial contamination. Extremely   high levels of certain organisms have indicated the presence of   large amounts fecal matter. In order to begin rectifying the current   situation, the Cayuga Lake Team, as part of the Engineers for a   Sustainable World initiative proposes funding and support for   Microbial Source Tracking (MST) trough the use of computer-aided   technologies such as Geographical Information Systems and DNA   identification.  MST will allow the Cayuga Lake Team to track the source of fecal   matters and begin administering corrective watershed management   practices. In addition to locating and eliminating all major sources   of contaminants in the watershed, the team aims to conduct wetlands   research and prove that reimplementation of wetlands in the south of   Cayuga Lake would act as a natural filter for flows into the lake.     (microbial source tracking); (MST); (bacterial source tracking);   (BST); (New York); (Cayuga); (Cayuga Lake)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Nathaniel delaneyPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 1 projects
Jonathan LeehrResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Colleen DoughertyResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Agencies

Funding 1 projects for a total of $900.00
Cornell University $ 0.00USDActual

Funding 1 projects for a total of $0.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
State Province
New York
Resource Being Monitored
Emission / Release / Discharge / Waste Management
Human Health
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Beach Closings
Annex Numbers
Pollution from Contaminated Groundwater
Pollution from Non-Point Sources
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
Monitoring
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Pollution from Contaminated Groundwater
    Pollution from Non-Point Sources
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
  • Annex 17

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