Town of Skaneateles leads watershed plan

The town of Skaneateles became the sponsor of a state grant application to map the Skaneateles Lake watershed and its sources of nutrient loading at a town board meeting Monday night.

Called a Nine Element Watershed Plan, or a 9E Plan, it will model what kinds of pollutants are in the watershed, where they are coming from and where practices could be best implemented to reduce nutrients entering the lake. The Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council is currently working on the same plan.

The watershed model will ultimately allow the town and other stakeholders to be eligible for state funding to implement those practices identified, said Skaneateles Town Attorney Brody Smith.

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