During the summer of 2009, Conesus Lake monitoring conducted by The College at Brockport determined the current status of the health of the lake to determine if any changes (improvement or further degradation) had occurred. To accomplish this goal, the following were completed: a trophic state assessment of the lake, an estimate of the internal loading of the lake’s phosphorus budget, an estimate of phosphorus loading from streams, an evaluation of long-term trends in lake chemistry, an evaluation of the walleye stocking program on lake zooplankton, and the continued long‐term evaluation of nutrient and soil losses from eight agricultural subwatersheds. The growth of weeds and algae in selected nearshore areas were evaluated and is reported elsewhere (Bosch 2010).
Makarewicz, Joseph C. and Lewis, Theodore W., "Conesus Lake Limnology 2009: Water Quality of USDA Monitored Watersheds Internal Hypolimnetic Phosphorus Loading Lake Chemistry Status of the Zooplankton Community" (2009). Technical Reports. 9.