Annual Road Ditch Assessments
Watershed road ditches are monitored throughout the year for evidence of severe erosion.
Program staff have identified over 10 miles of unstable area throughout the watershed since 2014. We work closely with the Soil and Water Conservation District and municipal and county highway departments to pursue funding for ditch stabilization practices to reduce erosion.
Reports completed by current and past Inspection Program employees and interns.
Effectiveness of Best Management Practices in Reducing Soil Erosion and Nutrient Loading (Dutch Hollow) by Watershed Inspector Tim Schneider (SUNY ESF).
Pollutant mitigation in the ditch network of tributary 46, Owasco Lake, NY (Firelane 26/Ditch 46 study) by 2014 Seasonal Inspector Nicole C. Pionteck (SUNY ESF).
Owasco Lake Watershed Conservation Strategy (prepared for the City of Auburn) by Communications Associate Kerry McElroy and her Maxwell School MPA capstone group.