During the spring, summer and fall of 2004, limnological and sub-watershed data were collected from Sodus Bay. In general, monitoring and analysis were designed to meet the following objectives: document current lake, sediment and nutrient conditions; document stream loading to the lake; characterize the bay's community of phytoplankton and zooplankton to provide a benchmark against which the effectiveness of future management actions can be measured. This program will assist in developing a watershed enhancement plan and provide data for a simulation to determine the need for and likely success of adding alum to decrease phosphorus loss from the anoxic hypolimnion.
Makarewicz, Joseph C. and Lewis, Theodore W., "Final Data Report: Sodus Bay Limnology, Lake Chemistry, Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Abundance and Nutrient and Soil Losses from the Watershed, 2004" (2005). Technical Reports. 30.