Introduction

The PISCES monitoring station measures the flow of the Cayuga Inlet. It is the only source of flow data for the Inlet, and these data are used to estimate the phosphorus budget of the south end of Cayuga Lake. It also measures the parameters indicated below. The information from these parameters can be used to continue improving the water quality and our enjoyment of Cayuga Lake.

Locations:

  • Cayuga Lake Inlet
    • Centerline of the Inlet
      (N42.455062, W76.511207)
  • South End of Cayuga Lake
    • Site D4 (N42.46445, W76.50917)
    • Site F1 (N42.47372, W76.51616)
    • Site RUSS (N42.47829, W76.52139)

Specifications

YSI EMM350 PISCES lightweight pontoon platform
Spread-spectrum radio, near-real-time data collection, solar powered. The platform is equipped with a water quality multisensory and a Doppler current meter.
YSI 6600 V2 4 Water quality logger
Sensors: Temperature, pH, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Turbidity, Chlorophyll – alpha, Blue green algae, and Carbon dioxide.
The PISCES monitoring buoy is also equipped with a SonTek Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler to measure water velocity and temperature.
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