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Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Owasco Lake Nine Element Watershed Plan moves forward

A Nine Element Watershed Plan is slowly taking shape as part of Cayuga County's efforts to identify sources of pollution and stop blue-green algae from blooming in Owasco Lake. Michele Wunderlich, associate planner with the county's Department of Planning & Economic Development, updated members of the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council at its meeting on Tuesday. The Citizen: Read More more

25-year-old charged with disseminating indecent materials to 12-year-old Cayuga County child

Sheriff David Gould reports that last Thursday, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into an allegation that an adult male from Syracuse had been engaging in inappropriate online contact with a 12-year-old child from Cayuga County. As a result of that investigation, 25-year-old Joshua E. Mauro of 209 ½ Lawrence Avenue in Syracuse was arrested on Monday for disseminating... more

Owasco Lake watershed inspectors hope new signs will keep streams clean

Owasco Lake is like the trunk of a tree, said Andrew Snell, a watershed specialist for the lake. Into that tree are tons of branches, which Snell compares to tributaries — streams that feed into the lake. And what those branches carry into the main trunk or water body affects the overall health of the system. The problem, Snell said,... more