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Owasco Lake Buoy Data Feed
The Owasco Lake robotic buoy program was launched by IAGT as part of
their ongoing work in the Finger Lakes region. The buoy
is managed by the Upstate
Freshwater Institute and provides daily data describing
7 water quality characteristics. A small meteorological station
on the buoy also reports daily weather trends (). The buoy is deployed seasonally between
the target dates of April 1 and November 1, and first began collecting data in 2005.
Buoys of this kind enable the routine collection of data vital
to the development of an understanding of long term water quality
trends for the proper management of a water body or system. With
the ongoing lake stewardship efforts of the Owasco
Watershed Lake Association (OWLA) and
other organizations, the importance of collecting lake data is
becoming widely accepted and there are a growing number of buoys
deployed across the Finger Lakes region.
With the assistance of UFI, IAGT is now able to report the weather
conditions at the buoy using the weather station interface below.
We are providing this service to the community so that recreational
users of the lake can better plan their activities, as well as demonstrate
of how an integration of technologies can be used to monitor
and better understand Owasco Lake and its watershed.
Live Owasco Lake Buoy Data
Data not currently available, will be posted in season.