In 2011, Cottonwood Gully and North McMillan Creek were monitored to determine the status of these two watersheds of Conesus Lake using the newly developed Stream Water Index. In 2012, the goal was to implement the assessment tool in three additional watersheds: Long Point Gully, Sand Point Gully and Graywood Gully. The implementation of this tool allows the county to evaluate the status of Conesus Lake watersheds over time; that is, are they improving, getting worse, or not changing. An evaluation using a tool of this type should provide further direction to the Conesus Lake Watershed Management Plan.
Makarewicz, Joseph C.; Lewis, Theodore W.; and Pettenski, Dale, "Stream Water Quality Assessment of Long Point Gully, Graywood Gully, and Sand Point Gully: Conesus Lake Tributaries Spring 2012" (2012). Technical Reports. 86.