A watershed is an area of land where water from streams, springs, and wetlands all flow to a common larger body of water, such as Cayuga Lake. The Cayuga Lake Watershed Covers nearly 860 square miles, includes 44 municipalities, and is spread over 7 counties. Click on map to enlarge, or click here for a downloadable version.
We are developing pages for the Watershed section of this website with summaries and links to around-the-lake water quality monitoring, water uses, water treatment, sewage treatment and other information of interest to watershed residents.
Scroll down to click on our first page, focused on the south end of Cayuga Lake in Tompkins County.
Thanks to our friends at the Community Science Institute for this beautiful map.