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Ongoing Project: Groundwater and the P budget of Oneida Lake.

Sol Lisboa, Rebecca Schneider, Todd Walter, Lars Rudstam, Kristen Holeck, Chris Hotaling.

Given concerns about bluegreen blooms and a return to more eutrophic conditions, the Central New York Planning Board is looking at funding a project to develop a nine element plan for Oneida Lake and its watershed. As part of that project, we will investigate the phosphorus budget in Oneida Lake through measurements of P input from streams and groundwater.  We are interested in the relative contribution of different P sources and how they may change with altered climates and watersheds.  Models will be developed for both the lake and the watershed, and calibrated with field measurements.