Residental Wastewater Systems, Cayuga Lake watershed, 2007
Cayuga Lake Watershed Network and Nicholas Hollingshead, GIS Analyst
This point dataset identifies all residential structures in the Cayuga Lake Watershed, and indiciates whether it is served by a municipal sewer system or is expected to have an on-site waste management system. TIGER Census 2000 data was used to estimate the number of individuals per residential structure. This geographic dataset was developed by the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network as part of a larger project, in conjunction with Dr. Douglas Haith and Cornell University, to model nutrient loading in the Cayuga Lake watershed. The model used is the Generalized Watershed Loading Function (Haith and Shoemaker, 1987). Haith, D.A. and L.L. Shoemaker, 1987. Generalized Watershed Loading Functions for Stream Flow Nutrients. Water Resources Bulletin, 23(3), pp. 471-478.