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Cayuga County seeks public’s help with documenting July 1 storm damage

Cayuga County seeks public’s help with documenting July 1 storm damage
The Cayuga County Office of Emergency Services is seeking the public’s help to document flooding damage from the July 1 storm that hit the southern end of the county with particular ferocity. Niel Rivenburgh, deputy director of the office, said the state Office of Emergency Management from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services began conducting a public assistance... more

Newly relocated Cayuga County Fair approaches

Newly relocated Cayuga County Fair approaches
This summer, the Cayuga County Fair will be held in a new location: The Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum and Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center at Emerson Park in Owasco. Fair hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The Citizen: Read More more

DEC’s Finger Lakes Water Hub talks Owasco Lake’s pollution diet

DEC’s Finger Lakes Water Hub talks Owasco Lake’s pollution diet
Save Owasco Now, an Owasco Lake advocacy group started late last year, has spent months calling on the state to implement pollution regulations on nutrient sources in the watershed. Specifically, the group sent in petitions and letters calling for a Total Maximum Daily Load — or TMDL — which includes a map of all the sources of pollution in a... more

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade

Fish-killing disease VHS confirmed in Cayuga Lake, first in Finger Lakes in decade
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed the presence of a fish-killing virus in Cayuga Lake. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) has killed thousands of round gobies in Cayuga Lake, which runs north-south between Seneca Falls and Ithaca. VHS, which poses no threat to humans, causes hemorrhaging of fish tissue and internal organs. It has impacted fish populations... more

25-year-old charged with disseminating indecent materials to 12-year-old Cayuga County child

25-year-old charged with disseminating indecent materials to 12-year-old Cayuga County child
Sheriff David Gould reports that last Thursday, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into an allegation that an adult male from Syracuse had been engaging in inappropriate online contact with a 12-year-old child from Cayuga County. As a result of that investigation, 25-year-old Joshua E. Mauro of 209 ½ Lawrence Avenue in Syracuse was arrested on Monday for disseminating... more

Groton wins heart-stopper over Southern Cayuga

Groton wins heart-stopper over Southern Cayuga
Paul Brecht stepped to the stripe five times in the final minute, lifting the Groton Indians from a four-point deficit to a heart-stopping 60-59 win over Southern Cayuga Friday night in a boys Interscholastic Athletic Conference matchup at the “Groton Dome.” “It was just, I mean, people got their money’s worth tonight, man. No doubt,” Groton head coach John D’Antonio... more

27 acres of hydrilla found in Cayuga Lake

27 acres of hydrilla found in Cayuga Lake
Surveys from the Department of Environmental Conservation and Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management reveal 27 acres of Cayuga Lake are infested with an aquatic weed. The surveys, which were completed last fall, state there is a hydrilla infestation in 27 acres of the eastern portion of the lake by Aurora. Before last fall, hydrilla was found only... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)
It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more
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