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  Lake Skaneateles

Morohometry

Elevation = ~263 km

Ao =3520 ha (8698 acres)

Zmax = 90.5 m (300 feet)

Zmean = 4305 m (145 feet)

V = 1563 x 106 m3

Shoreline = ____ km (____ mi)
Littoral Area = ____%

Hydraulic Retention Time = 18 yrs

Watershed

1990 data

48.0 % Agriculture

40.2 % Forest

5.4 % private/residential

____ % Cultivated

____ % Pasture/Open

 

Water quailty

Summer Epilimnion
month - month

Secchi = 7.7 m (1990s)

chlorophyll a =
4.0 µg/L

total phosphorus =
____µg/L

NO3-N = _____
NH4-N = _____

total nitrogen-N =
____± ____µg/L

alkalinity = 100 mg CaCO3/L

pH = ~ ____

EC = ~260 µS/cm

chloride = ____ mg/L ± ____

Shoreline cabins
1990 Census

4907 people
2613 dwelling units

Misc

Stratified in summer

Fishery

 

 

Trophic status (Carlson TSI)
oligotrophic (1996-99)

total phosphorus TSI = 24
chlorophyll TSI = 27
secchi TSI = 31

mean TSI =

 

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date last updated: Tuesday March 09 2004