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Seneca Lake getting Watershed Manager

Aug 29, 2018
Originally published on August 24, 2018 12:00 pm

With increasing threats to the health of Seneca Lake, Senator Pam Helming today announced funding for a new position – the Seneca Lake Watershed Manager.

Joseph Campbell is the president of the Seneca Lake Guardian. He says Seneca Lake has had a lot of stress lately.

"With the flooding we just had, the wastewater treatment plants were overwhelmed, we had raw sewage going into the lake – this is a drinking water resource for over a hundred thousand people."

Which is why he’s excited about the prospect of a Seneca Lake Watershed Manager. The newly-created position is possible due to state funding.

The Watershed manager will be the point person on other issues affecting the lake as well, like algae blooms and invasive species, and will coordinate with all surrounding municipalities and state and federal organizations to address threats to Seneca Lake like algae blooms and invasive species.

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