During the spring, summer, fall and winter of 2004 and 2005, various limnological data were collected from Conesus Lake to assist in the implementation of the Conesus Lake Watershed Management Plan. In general, monitoring and analysis are designed to meet the following objectives: (1) Refine the estimates of external loading of sediments and nutrients from the watershed, (2) Refine the estimates of internal loading of phosphorus (that is, phosphorus released from lake sediments), (3) Characterize the lake’s community of algae (phytoplankton and metaphyton) and zooplankton to provide a benchmark against which the effectiveness of future management actions can be measured.
Makarewicz, Joseph C.; Bosch, Isidro; and Lewis, Theodore W., "Conesus Lake Limnology: Including Lake Chemistry, Phytoplankton and Estimates of Internal Loading in 2004" (2004). Technical Reports. 33.