New Lakes in New York

A LOCSS Gauge in Chatauqua Lake, Bemus Point, NY
Earlier this summer, the LOCSS team visited the state of New York to expand our network of study lakes.

The LOCSS team travelled across the state to install gauges in 11 new lakes, bringing our total to 15 study lakes in New York. The LOCSS team has been working with the the New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA) for more than 18 months. Over that time, NYSFOLA has helped us identify lakes that would be a good fit for the project, and local volunteers who would be willing to work with us.

Now that we have 15 study lakes in the state, we can begin to understand more about changes in water volume in lakes in the region. Additionally, the location of some of these new study lakes will allow us to use the lake height measurements that citizen scientists are reporting for these lakes to help validate satellite measurements for current and upcoming satellite missions.

We are very thankful for the local partners and citizen scientists who have made this possible, and excited to see what we can learn about lakes in New York!


We share stories about the lakes in our study, our partners and volunteer citizen scientists, as well as interesting results from our research.

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