and Location: Owasco Lake is 10 miles long and 1 mile
wide, and is located in Central New York State. It is one of
eleven lakes known as the Finger Lakes.
Why is it important to protect Owasco Lake?
How is EPA involved?
EPA provides funding and technical support for the study and management of Owasco Lake. The lake was identified as a line item in EPA's 1995 budget for restoration activities. Since 1996, funding has been included in EPA's budget for "continuing work on the water quality management plan for watersheds," including Owasco Lake.
What are the Major Environmental Issues Facing the Lake?
Who are the Stakeholders?
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | City of Auburn | Town of Owasco | Cayuga County Health Department | Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District