Limestone Creek Monitoring Set

Located in Onondaga and Madison counties, Limestone Creek is about 25 miles long and flows into Butternut Creek, then Chittenango Creek before reaching Lake Oneida. This creek is part of the Oswego River Watershed which empties into Lake Ontario.

Limestone Creek Monitoring Set Map
Synoptic markerSynoptic Investigative markerInvestigative Redflag markerRed Flag Biological markerBiological
Limestone Creek Monitoring Set Graphs
Select Water Quality Indicator

Selection of water quality indicators is controlled by drop-down menu on the upper right. Graph presents average values for both SYNOPTIC LOCATIONS and REDFLAG LOCATIONS over all monitoring events (see below right, table of events). Synoptic and Red Flag locations are ordered downstream to upstream (left to right) according to their distance from the stream mouth (see below left, table of locations). If distance to mouth has not been determined, the location defaults to the right end of the graph. Graph distances do not correspond to actual miles to mouth. INVESTIGATIVE LOCATIONS and BIOLOGICAL LOCATIONS are excluded.

Separate averages are reported for samples collected under base flow and stormwater conditions. These stream flow categories are loosely defined. BASE FLOW corresponds to normal or low flow conditions. STORMWATER corresponds to elevated flows following rain or snow melt, as judged by online hydrographs of USGS gauging stations, if available, and/or as judged by volunteers based on their familiarity with the stream and their observation of factors such as stream turbulence and turbidity. Though loosely defined, these two flow categories provide a useful approximation of the impact of runoff on water quality. See metadata for a description of methods for estimating stream discharge and nutrient loading.

Limestone Creek Sampling Locations

This table lists all SYNOPTIC LOCATIONS , REDFLAG LOCATIONS , INVESTIGATIVE LOCATIONS , and BIOLOGICAL LOCATIONS in the watershed of the monitoring set, their latitude and longitude coordinates, and the number of river miles to the stream mouth, where applicable. Select a location to view a detailed site map and timeline of chemical and microbiological results.

Name Code Latitude Longitude Miles from the mouth Type
West Branch Limestone Creek @ 173 LC173 42.9966 -75.9874 25.234 RED FLAG
Limestone Creek @ Whetstone LCWR 42.9963 -75.9686 26.214 INVESTIGATIVE
Limestone Creek @ Mill Run Park LCMR 42.9989 -75.9768 25.683 RED FLAG
Limestone Creek @ Rt 5 LCR5 43.0297 -76.013 23.63 RED FLAG
Limestone Creek Monitoring Events

This table lists the dates of all chemical and microbiological monitoring events since the beginning of the monitoring set. A PARTIAL EVENT indicates that less than 90% of SYNOPTIC LOCATIONS were sampled. Select a date to navigate to a graph and table of raw chemical and microbiological data from the corresponding event.

Date Flow Type
1 October 14, 2020 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
2 September 14, 2020 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
3 August 15, 2020 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
4 July 18, 2020 STORMWATER RED FLAG EVENT
5 March 24, 2019 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
6 February 24, 2019 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
7 December 30, 2018 STORMWATER RED FLAG EVENT
8 November 26, 2018 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
9 September 30, 2018 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
10 August 22, 2018 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
11 July 29, 2018 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
12 May 09, 2018 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
13 March 31, 2018 STORMWATER RED FLAG EVENT
14 February 21, 2018 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
15 January 10, 2018 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
16 November 29, 2017 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
17 October 19, 2017 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
18 September 29, 2017 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
19 August 23, 2017 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
20 July 26, 2017 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
21 June 14, 2017 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
22 April 27, 2017 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
23 February 02, 2017 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
24 December 27, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
25 November 01, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
26 September 27, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
27 August 30, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
28 July 31, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
29 June 21, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
30 May 24, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
31 April 19, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
32 March 14, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
33 February 02, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
34 January 21, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
35 December 01, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
36 November 10, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
37 October 15, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
38 September 08, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
39 August 09, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
40 July 18, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
41 June 27, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
42 May 23, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
43 April 18, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
44 March 28, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
45 February 07, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
46 January 18, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
47 December 14, 2014 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
48 November 15, 2014 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
49 October 12, 2014 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
50 September 13, 2014 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
51 August 08, 2014 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
52 July 19, 2014 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
53 June 14, 2014 STORMWATER RED FLAG EVENT
54 May 18, 2014 STORMWATER RED FLAG EVENT
55 April 19, 2014 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
56 March 15, 2014 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
57 March 01, 2014 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
58 January 11, 2014 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
59 December 21, 2013 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
60 November 23, 2013 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT