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First of Six Tributary Monitoring Stations Opens on Chautauqua Lake

First of Six Tributary Monitoring Stations Opens on Chautauqua Lake

On Monday, April 29, CLA Executive Doug Conroe attended the Jefferson Project’s ribbon cutting ceremony for the first of six tributary monitoring stations that are being installed on Chautauqua Lake tributaries.

The stations will monitor water quality conditions, water flow parameters, and weather conditions on a year round basis. Information gathering will be constant and will automatically be transmitted to a central data collection center for analysis. The data will be important to developing a revised nutrient budget for Chautauqua Lake.

Pictured below is scientist Vincent Moriarty of IBM who explained IBM’s role in the project. Also presenting were Dwight Harrienger of Stantec Engineering and representatives of RPI, and Chautauqua Institution.  Local, state and foundation officials were also present to explain how the program will fit local needs. A thorough explanation was provided of how the monitoring system will work and was followed by a tour of the facility.

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