Here we report on the status of Lake Neatahwanta and losses of materials and nutrients from the various watersheds draining into the lake based on work done over the past five years. The conclusion that Sheldon Creek and its watershed are the dominant source of sediments and nutrients to Lake Neatahwanta is inescapable. Based on this conclusion, an effort know as segment analysis has begun in the Sheldon Creek watershed to systematically analyze the watershed for sources of nutrient and soil loss. Preliminary results of the segment analysis currently underway are presented. Finally, we provide results from the muckland demonstration study. This study demonstrates the ability of a constructed wetland to remove nutrients from drainage water from a muckland in agriculture.
Makarewicz, Joseph C. and Lewis, Theodore W., "Nutrient Loading and Segment Analysis of Streams Entering Lake Neatahwanta: with an Evaluation of the Muckland Demonstration Project in Oswego County" (1999). Technical Reports. 103.