is the most oligotrophic of New York State's Finger
characteristics typical of oligotrophic water
bodies, including increased dissolved oxygen concentrations with depth,
and high transparency levels. Skaneateles Lake has a rich blue-green
color because the lake waters are quite clear, which allows
blue-green wavelengths of light to penetrate deep into the lake.
Image from www.cce.cornell.edu/onondaga/watersheds/limno2.html
For more information visit the Skaneateles
Lake Watershed site.