Cayuga Inlet Monitoring Set

Cayuga Inlet, Flood Control Channel, Cascadilla Creek, and tributaries

Cayuga Inlet Monitoring Set Map
Synoptic Investigative Red Flag Biological
Cayuga Inlet Monitoring Set Graphs
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Note: The points on this graph reflect the average levels or concentrations of each water quality parameter. To see the individual data points that make up these averages, please scroll down and select a Sampling Location or a Monitoring Event from the tables below.

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.

Cayuga Inlet 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
Cass Park CICP 42.4554 -76.5121 0.45 SYNOPTIC
Acoustic Doppler CIAD 42.4543 -76.5103 0.55 INVESTIGATIVE
Farmers\ Market CIFM 42.4502 -76.5117 0.8 SYNOPTIC
Cascadilla Creek Mouth CCM 42.4513 -76.5047 0.9 SYNOPTIC
Route 89 CI89 42.4435 -76.5136 1.175 SYNOPTIC
Flood Control Channel Esty St FCCE 42.4427 -76.5117 1.2 SYNOPTIC
Cherry and Taber St CICT 42.4389 -76.5163 1.72 SYNOPTIC
Flood Control Channel at Wegman\s FCCW 42.4337 -76.5115 1.9 SYNOPTIC
Coy Glen near Mouth CGM 42.4275 -76.5233 2.4 SYNOPTIC
Buttermilk Creek Mouth BCM 42.4166 -76.5216 3.5 SYNOPTIC
Buttermilk Crk (upstream) CIBC 42.4164 -76.5276 3.6 SYNOPTIC
Enfield Creek near Mouth ECM 42.3991 -76.5451 5.5 SYNOPTIC
Blakeslee Hill BH1 42.3847 -76.5554 6.8 SYNOPTIC
Lickbrook at W. Jersey Hill LBWJ 42.3743 -76.5206 7.5 SYNOPTIC
Depot Road (Newfield) DR3 42.3631 -76.5785 9.1 SYNOPTIC
Brown Road BR2 42.3473 -76.5399 9.8 SYNOPTIC
Buttermilk Crk - Jennings Pnd BCJP 42.3469 -76.4869 9.8 SYNOPTIC
Enfield Creek at Upper Treman ECUT 42.4147 -76.6203 9.9 SYNOPTIC
Upstream of Dam MS4 42.3611 -76.5944 10.0 SYNOPTIC
Enfield Creek at Enfield Center ECEC 42.4359 -76.6297 11.7 SYNOPTIC
Station Road by Newfield Group CISR-2N 42.3205 -76.5182 12.3 SYNOPTIC
Station Road by Buttermilk Group CISR-1B 42.3205 -76.5182 12.3 SYNOPTIC
Fishkill Creek @ Fishkill Rd. Fishkill-Up (FKU) 42.383 -76.6076 SYNOPTIC
Fishkill Creek @ Butternut Creek Rd. Fishkill-Down (FKD) 42.3958 -76.5929 SYNOPTIC
Fishkill Tributary AWS-Down 42.3871 -76.6051 INVESTIGATIVE
Inlet Stream- Upstream CIUS 42.4236 -76.5226 INVESTIGATIVE
Inlet Stream- Seep CISP 42.4232 -76.5212 INVESTIGATIVE
Inlet Stream- Downstream CIDS 42.4237 -76.5208 INVESTIGATIVE
Buttermilk Creek @West Miller Road BCWM 42.3676 -76.4903 SYNOPTIC
Buttermilk Creek @ East Miller Road and Danby BCEM 42.3677 -76.487 SYNOPTIC
Buttermilk Creek @Utility Corridor BCUC 42.383 -76.5022 INVESTIGATIVE
Flood Control Channel at Nate\s Floral Estates North FCCN 42.4363 -76.5125 INVESTIGATIVE
Flood Control Channel at Nate\s Floral Estates South FCCS 42.4352 -76.5116 INVESTIGATIVE
Downstream of Cornell University Borehole Observatory (CUBO) Site DCUBO 42.441225 -76.463814 RED FLAG
Cascadilla Creek - Thompson Park 42.445081 -76.499623 BIOLOGICAL
Cascadilla Creek - Hancock Street 42.447921 -76.501958 BIOLOGICAL
Enfield Creek - Upper Treman 42.402741 -76.588935 BIOLOGICAL
Fishkill Creek-Upper Treman 42.402467 -76.587969 BIOLOGICAL
Upstream of Cornell University Borehole Observatory (CUBO) Site UCUBO 42.441098 -76.456678 RED FLAG
Buttermilk Creek - Lower Buttermilk 42.417105 -76.522558 BIOLOGICAL
Buttermilk Creek - Upper Buttermilk 42.40174 -76.512054 BIOLOGICAL
Cascadilla Creek Headwaters CCHW 42.437297 -76.413739 INVESTIGATIVE
Cascadilla Creek - East Hill Recway 42.441283 -76.450272 BIOLOGICAL
Cayuga Inlet - Station Rd 42.32015193 -76.51823609 BIOLOGICAL
Cayuga Inlet - 13/13A 42.41196 -76.53028 BIOLOGICAL
West Branch Cayuga Inlet - Newfield Roundabout 42.360623 -76.598496 BIOLOGICAL
Cayuga Inlet - behind Home Depot 42.423119 -76.523706 BIOLOGICAL
Enfield Creek - Upper Enfield 42.4151 -76.6198 BIOLOGICAL
Cayuga Inlet - at Enfield Creek 42.398875 -76.542985 BIOLOGICAL
Cascadilla Creek - Genung Rd 42.43726835 -76.41369147 BIOLOGICAL
Cascadilla Creek - Cornell Aquaculture Building 42.4415101 -76.46827729 BIOLOGICAL
Cascadilla Creek - Game Farm Rd 42.44091728 -76.44833379 BIOLOGICAL
FCC Tributary at Spencer Rd. FCC1 42.4261 -76.5087 INVESTIGATIVE
Flood Control Channel at Lowe\s FCC2 42.4304 -76.5115 INVESTIGATIVE
Merwin\s Creek MER3 42.4235 -76.5044 INVESTIGATIVE
Spring Above NCR MER3A 42.4241 -76.5024 INVESTIGATIVE
96B at Ithaca College MER7 42.4211 -76.5011 INVESTIGATIVE
333 Spencer Rd TRIB333 42.4288 -76.5041 INVESTIGATIVE
Merwin\s Creek above Stone Quarry MER2 42.4252 -76.5077 INVESTIGATIVE
Below Longview MER4 42.4208 -76.5045 INVESTIGATIVE
Below 96B MER5 42.4216 -76.5045 INVESTIGATIVE
Soccer Fields MER6 42.4212 -76.5011 INVESTIGATIVE
Chapel Pond IC POND {MER8} 42.4226 -76.4973 RED FLAG
600 Spencer TRIB600 42.4231 -76.5135 INVESTIGATIVE
314 Spencer MORSE 42.4307 -76.5024 INVESTIGATIVE
Stone Quarry Inferior SQ2 42.4184 -76.5102 RED FLAG
Stone Quarry Superior SQ1 42.4183 -76.5078 RED FLAG
Bob Robinson Family Preserve BRFP 42.3426 -76.5451 RED FLAG
IC Natural Resource Reserve ICNRR 42.3434 -76.5515 RED FLAG
Fen - IC Natural Resource Reserve FEN 42.3424 -76.5521 RED FLAG
West Branch Cayuga Inlet - tributary 42.3595 -76.5985 BIOLOGICAL
Cayuga Inlet Creek - 300m upstream of Enfield Creek 42.3969 -76.543 BIOLOGICAL
Enfield Creek Mouth 42.3981 -76.5467 BIOLOGICAL
Cayuga Inlet 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 April 28, 2022 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
2 January 08, 2022 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
3 December 26, 2021 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
4 November 04, 2021 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
5 September 26, 2021 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
6 September 09, 2021 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
7 August 25, 2021 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
8 August 25, 2021 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
9 May 10, 2021 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
10 April 15, 2021 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
11 October 30, 2020 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
12 September 10, 2020 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
13 June 25, 2020 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
14 April 02, 2020 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
15 December 07, 2019 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
16 November 01, 2019 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
17 October 17, 2019 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
18 September 29, 2019 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
19 August 22, 2019 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
20 July 26, 2019 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
21 June 15, 2019 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
22 June 06, 2019 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
23 April 11, 2019 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
24 October 17, 2018 STORMWATER RED FLAG EVENT
25 September 18, 2018 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
26 August 09, 2018 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
27 July 27, 2018 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
28 June 22, 2018 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
29 June 14, 2018 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
30 May 24, 2018 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
31 April 05, 2018 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
32 February 03, 2018 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
33 February 03, 2018 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
34 February 03, 2018 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
35 October 19, 2017 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
36 September 16, 2017 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
37 September 16, 2017 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
38 July 27, 2017 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
39 June 28, 2017 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
40 June 02, 2017 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
41 May 18, 2017 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
42 March 27, 2017 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
43 February 04, 2017 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
44 October 13, 2016 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
45 August 11, 2016 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
46 July 22, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
47 June 28, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
48 June 06, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
49 May 19, 2016 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
50 April 28, 2016 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
51 March 24, 2016 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
52 December 02, 2015 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
53 November 12, 2015 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
54 November 09, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
55 October 06, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
56 October 01, 2015 STORMWATER PARTIAL EVENT
57 September 30, 2015 STORMWATER PARTIAL EVENT
58 July 23, 2015 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
59 July 20, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
60 July 20, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
61 June 22, 2015 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
62 April 23, 2015 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
63 December 12, 2014 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
64 December 11, 2014 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
65 October 21, 2014 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
66 October 16, 2014 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
67 October 15, 2014 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
68 August 05, 2014 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
69 June 26, 2014 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
70 June 19, 2014 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
71 May 19, 2014 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
72 April 24, 2014 BASE FLOW RED FLAG EVENT
73 April 24, 2014 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
74 April 20, 2014 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
75 November 21, 2013 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
76 October 10, 2013 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
77 September 30, 2013 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
78 July 24, 2013 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
79 July 11, 2013 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
80 June 17, 2013 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
81 April 04, 2013 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
82 March 21, 2013 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
83 March 13, 2013 STORMWATER PARTIAL EVENT
84 February 14, 2013 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
85 February 12, 2013 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
86 November 28, 2012 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
87 November 07, 2012 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
88 November 01, 2012 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
89 October 03, 2012 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
90 September 12, 2012 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
91 July 12, 2012 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
92 April 25, 2012 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
93 March 29, 2012 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
94 February 10, 2012 BASE FLOW PARTIAL EVENT
95 December 01, 2011 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
96 October 13, 2011 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
97 September 08, 2011 STORMWATER PARTIAL EVENT
98 August 29, 2011 STORMWATER PARTIAL EVENT
99 July 27, 2011 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
100 May 19, 2011 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
101 April 28, 2011 STORMWATER PARTIAL EVENT
102 April 27, 2011 STORMWATER PARTIAL EVENT
103 April 06, 2011 STORMWATER PARTIAL EVENT
104 March 11, 2011 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
105 March 07, 2011 STORMWATER PARTIAL EVENT
106 October 01, 2010 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
107 August 23, 2010 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
108 July 15, 2010 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
109 April 22, 2010 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
110 March 15, 2010 STORMWATER PARTIAL EVENT
111 January 26, 2010 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
112 December 17, 2009 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
113 November 12, 2009 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
114 September 02, 2009 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
115 July 29, 2009 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
116 March 11, 2009 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
117 November 16, 2008 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
118 October 26, 2008 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
119 September 11, 2008 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT
120 November 27, 2007 STORMWATER SYNOPTIC EVENT
121 May 19, 2007 BASE FLOW SYNOPTIC EVENT