Annual Reports 2000-2009

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42nd Annual Report CONTENTS

Title

Author(s)

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Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2009 Otsego Lake water levels

W.N. Harman & K.S. Ernst

4

Otsego lake limnological monitoring, 2009

H.A. Waterfield & M.F. Albright

7

A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2009

S. Gillespie

19

Chlorophyll a and phytoplankton survey, Otsego Lake, 2009

I. Primmer

25

Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2009

H.A. Waterfield and M.F. Albright

32

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring water quality & fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2009

L. Heiland

43

Otsego County baseline water quality monitoring

S. Fickbohm

58

Monitoring the water chemistry of the upper Susquehanna River in Otsego County, New York, June-October 2009

Z. Balough-Brunstad

80

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Mosquito Study- Thayer Farm. W.L. Butts

W.L.Butts

97

Mosquito Studies: Goodyear Swamp.

W.L.Butts

99

Apparent increased local incidence of Ixodes scapularis Say.

W.L. Butts

100

REPORTS:

Continued monitoring of Canadarago Lake and its tributaries, 2009 (interim report)

C. Bailey and M.F. Albright

101

A survey of Canadarago Lakes' zoopankton community, summer 2009

S. Gillespie

125

Chlorophyll a and phytoplankton survey, Canadarago Lake, 2009.

I. Primmer

131

Walleye (Sander vitreus) seasonal activity and habitat utilization in Otsego Lake, NY

J. Potter, J.M. Byrne, D.S. Stitch, and J.R. Foster

138

The efficacy of jaw tag, visual implant elastomer, fin clip and fin punch in Otsego Lake, NY walleye ( Sander vitreus) studies

W.T. Crawley, J.C. Lydon, J.R. Foster, D. Johns, K.J. Poole, and M.D. Cornwell

152

The effectiveness of spring stream electro-fishing, trap netting and lake electro-fishing for determining walleye (Sander vitreus) abundance in Otsego Lake, NY.

D.J. Peck, J.R. Foster, J.C. Lydon, K.J. Poole, M.D. Cornwell

161

Littoral fish commiity survey of Rat Cove and Brookwood Point, summer 2009

J. Potter

173

Treatment performance of advanced onsite wastewater treatment systems in the Otsego lake watershed, 2009 results update.

H.A. Waterfield

179

Evaluating phosphorus-removal media for use in onsite wastewater treatment systems ( Draft report).

M.F. Albright and H.A. Waterfield

189

Historical archaeology at the Thayer homestead: progress report of the 2008 and 2009 investigations.

D.P. Staley

206

Preliminary investigation of biotic and abiotic factors involved in carbon biogeochemical cycling in open water areas at Greenwoods Conservancy and Thayer Farm, NY.

N.A. McEnroe and Z. Burriss

219

Delineation of Niedzialkowski wetland, Hartwick, NY.

231

Year 2: Susquehanna freshwater mussel surveys.

P. H. Lord and W.N. Harman

239

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) sightings along the Susquehanna River watershed tributries.

T.N. Porkorny

250

Pond water quality and pond size.

Z. Burriss

252

Spatial & temporal distributions of Dreissena polymorpha larvae in Otsego Lake.

T. Horvath, A. Wolfe, and D. Monie

259

An update of the control and eradication of water chestnut (Trapa natans,L.) in an Oneonta wetland, 2009 summary report of activities.

H.A. Waterfield, W.N. Harman, and M.F. Albright

260

Monitoring the dynamics of Galerucella spp. and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in the Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, summer 2009.

M.A. Rubenstein

266

A survey of the acanthocephalon parasites of fish species, Otsego County, NY.

L. Hendricks and F.B. Reyda

273

2009 Activity Report

F.B. Reyda

277

Chlorophyll a and phytoplankton surveys of Cranberry Bog, Burlington, NY.

I. Primmer

Characterization of wetland soils and vegetation in Cranberry Bog and Goodyear Swamp, Otsego County, New York, summer 2009

M. Rubenstein

TECHNICAL REPORT #27

Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation. Lake Moraine, Madison County 2009

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, H.A. Waterfield, and M. Rubenstein

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41st Annual Report CONTENTS

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Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2008 Otsego Lake water levels

W.N. Harman and K.S. Ernst

4

Otsego Lake limnological monitoring, 2008

M.F. Albright and H.A. Waterfield

6

A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2008

M.F. Albright

16

Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2008

J.M. Denby

24

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring water quality & fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2008

J.E. Matus

40

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Survey of sites which may support populations of Anopheles walkeri Theobald W.L. Butts 54

Mosquito Surveys - Thayer Farm.

W.L. Butts

56

REPORTS:

Prey selection by predatory fish prior to and following walleye (Sander vitreus) stocking in Otsego Lake

C. Bueche

57

Survey of Canisteo River freshwater pearly mussels (Unionidae: Bivalvia) in a reach around a proposed natural gas pipeline crossing north of Catatunk Road east of Adrian, NY

W.N. Harman, P. Lord, and L. Heiland

73

Unionid population survey in Susquehanna tributaries

N. Kishbaugh

83

Continued monitoring of the Moe Pond ecosystem following the introduction of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides and M. dolomieu, respectively)

K.M. Finger

85

Summer 2008 trap net monitoring of littoral fish communities at Rat Cover and Brookwood Point

J.M. Byrne

99

Monitoring the dynamics of Galerucella spp. and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in the Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, summer 2008

H.A. Waterfield

104

Walleye (Sander vitreus) reintroduction update: Walleye stocking, gill netting 2008

M.D. Cornwell and N.D. McBride

112

Diel movements and habitat utilization of walleye (Sander vitreus) in Otsego Lake, New York

J.M. Byrne, D.S. Stitch, and J.R. Foster

120

Mark-recapture and catch per unit effort measures of walleye (Sander vitreus) abundance in Otsego Lake, NY

J.C. Lydon, M.D. Cornwell, J.R. Foster, T.E. Brooking, and S. Cavaliere

137

Floristic survey of Big Meadow, Greenwoods Conservancy, summer 2008

R. Searles and A. Ryburn

147

2008 Activity Report

F.B. Reyda

153

Water quality monitoring in the headwaters of the Susquehanna River, Otsego County, New York, summer, 2008

M. Reed

158

Treatment performance of advanced onsite wastewater treatment systems in the Otsego Lake watershed, 2008 results

H.A. Waterfield and S. Kessler

168

Pilot survey of Canadarago Lake and its tributaries, 2008

C. Bailey and M.F. Albright

179

Update on zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) invasion and establishment in Otsego Lake, 2008

H.A. Waterfield

200

TECHNICAL REPORTS:

BFS Technical Report #26. Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation, Lake Moraine, Madison County, NY, 2008.

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, L. Zach

205

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40th Annual Report CONTENTS

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Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2007 Otsego Lake water levels

W.N. Harman & K.S. Ernst
4

Otsego lake limnological monitoring, 2007

M.F. Albright 6
Chlorophyll a concentrations in Otsego Lake, summer 2007 S.G. Ottley 16
Fecal coliform monitoring in Otsego Lake, summer 2007 C.J. Bueche 22
A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2007 M.F. Albright 26
Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2007 C.J. Bueche 33

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring water quality and fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2007

O.L. Coyle 46

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Mosquito Studies: Collection of Anopheles walkeri Theobald

W.L. Butts 66
Mosquito Studies: Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary surveillance W.L. Butts 67
VERTEBRATE MONITORING:
Heron nesting - Greenwoods Conservancy: Apparent abandonment of rookery by great blue heron (Ardea Herodias) W.L. Butts 69

REPORTS:

Diet analysis of predatory fish prior and subsequent to stocking walleye (Sander vitreus) in Otsego lake

J.C. Lydon 70

Wetland vegetative assessment in Highland, Sullivan County, NY, summer and fall 2007

H.A. Waterfield, C.M. Snyder, and W.N. Harman 83

Survey of the pearly freshwater mussels (Unionidae: Bivalvia) of the Susquehanna River in a reach between exits 14 and 15 of Interstate 88, Oneonta, NY

W.N. Harman and E.S. Underwood 91

The effects of hydrodynamic forces on zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) veliger mortality in a laboratory setting

L. Crane and T. Horvath 96

New York State dragonfly and damselfly survey, 2007, Otsego and Madison Counties

C.M. Snyder 102

The effects of Japanese knotweed (Reynoutria japonica) on streambank stabilization in Otsego County, New York

K. Mummigatti 111

Hydroacoustic surveys of Otsego Lake, 2007

T.E. Brooking and M.D. Cornwell 120

Continued monitoring of the ecosystem dynamics of Moe Pond following the introduction of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and smallmouth bass (M. dolomieu)

E.S. Underwood 126

Summer 2007 trap net monitoring of littoral fish communities at Rat Cove and Brookwood Point

D.S. Stich 136
Monitoring the dynamics of Galerucella spp. and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in the Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary and along the shorelines of Otsego, Weaver, and Youngs Lakes, summer 2007 J.C. Lydon 142

Report on 2007 archaeological investigations at the Thayer Homestead: Excavations at the Thayer House

D.P. Staley 157
Walleye (Sander vitreus) reintroduction update: Walleye stocking, gill netting, and diet analysis 2007 M.D. Cornwell and N.D. McBride 165
Summer, diel habitat utilization of walleye (Sander vitreus) in Otsego Lake, NY D.S. Stich, B.F. Decker, J.C. Lydon, J.M. Byrne, and J.R. Foster 172
Walleye spawning movements in Otsego Lake, NY B.F. Decker, D.S. Stich, M.A. DiSarno, and J.R. Foster 190
Discovery of a Socket Bayonet at the Thayer residence D.F. Larkin 212

TECHNICAL REPORTS:

Technical Report #25: Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation: Moraine Lake, Madison County, NY 2007

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, and C.M. Snyder 213

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39th Annual Report CONTENTS

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Introduction

W.N. Harman

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ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2006 Otsego Lake water levels

W.N. Harman & K.S. Ernst
4

Otsego lake limnological monitoring, 2006

M.F. Albright 6
Chlorophyll a analysis of Otsego Lake, summer 2006 K.E. Stevens 15
A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2006 M.F. Albright 21
Monitoring fecal coliform bacteria in Otsego Lake following summer flooding, 2006 S.J. Zurmuhlen 28
Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2006 C.M. Snyder 31

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring the water quality and fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2006

S.J. Zurmuhlen 43

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Mosquito Studies: Site Record, Upper Site: Uranotaenia sapphirina (Osten Sacken)

W.L. Butts 54
Mosquito Studies: Upper site - collection of Anopheles walkeri Theobald W.L. Butts 56
Mosquito Studies: Goodyear Swamp surveillance W.L. Butts 59
VERTEBRATE MONITORING:
Heron nesting - Greenwoods Conservancy W.L. Butts 61
REPORTS:

Walleye re-introduction update and characterization of walleye spawners: 2000-2006

M.Cornwell 62

Distribution and movement of walleye (Sander vitreum) in Otsego Lake, New York

I.T. Golding, E. Reinicke and J.R. Foster 66

A survey of the Cherry Valley Creek water quality, summer 2006

B. Butler and A. Payne 81

Hydroacoustic surveys of Otsego Lake, 2006

T.E. Brooking and M.D. Cornwell 98

Water quality and fish species diversity of the Thayer Farm ponds, summer 2006

A. Payne and B. Butler 104

Further archaeological investigations at the Thayer Homestead: Excavations at the Hop House/Barn

D.P. Staley 116

Continued monitoring of fish community dynamics and abiotic factors influencing Moe Pond, summer 2006

E. Reinicke and G.M. Walters 125

Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) population status in Otsego Lake

N.D. McBride 136

Fisheries surveys of Greenwoods Conservancy, 2006

A. Scorzafava 138
Summer 2006 trap net monitoring of the littoral zone fish communities at Rat Cove and Brookwood Point G.M. Walters 141

Monitoring the dynamics of Galerucella spp. and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in the Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary and along the Otsego Lake shoreline, summer 2006

C.M. Snyder 148
Preliminary investigation of the impact of recent development on the quantity and quality of Susquehanna River water along the Route 28 corridor, Hartwick, New York D. Castendyk 159

TECHNICAL REPORTS:

Technical Report #23: Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation: Moraine Lake, Madison County, NY 2006

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, and A. Scorzafava 173
Technical Report #24: Trapa natans: Invasions and effects and Water chestnut (Trapa natans L.) in an Oneonta, NY wetland W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, and W. Eyres 193

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38th Annual Report CONTENTS

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Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2005 Otsego Lake water levels

W.N. Harman & K.S. Ernst
4

Otsego lake limnological monitoring, 2005

M.F. Albright 6
Chlorophyll a analysis of Otsego Lake, summer 2005 S.J. Zurmuhlen 16
A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton community, summer 2005 T. Somerville and M.F. Albright 23
Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2005 E.W. Reynolds 30

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring the water quality and fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2005

E. Bauer 42

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Mosquito Studies: Upper Site - Collection of Anopheles walkeri Theobald

W.L. Butts 51
VERTEBRATE MONITORING:
Avian Observations - Greenwoods Conservancy W.L. Butts 55
REPORTS:

Species richness of Otsego Lake submergent macrophytes: A chronology 1935-2005.

W.N. Harman 57

Damage to Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) due to herbivory byEurychiopsis lecontei, Acentria ephemerella, and Cricotopus myriophylli in Otsego Lake, summer 2005

D.L. Alfred 61

Hydroacoustic survey of Otsego Lake, 2005.

T.E. Brooking and M.D. Cornwell 70

Diet analysis of predator fish on Otsego lake prior and subsequent to walleye (Sander vitreus) stocking, 2005

T. Somerville 75

Summer 2005 Trap net monitoring of the fish community in the littoral zone at Brookwood Point and Rat Cove

E.W. Reynolds and T.J. Somerville 84

Procedural overview of Lachet QuikChem FIA+® autoanalyzer

H. Meehan 91

Continued monitoring of the dynamics of Moe Pond after the introduction of smallmouth bass (Micropterous salmoides) and largemouth bass (Micropterous dolomieui)

K. Dresser 104

Monitoring the dynamics of Galerucella spp, and purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary and along the Otsego Lake shoreline, summer 2005

H. Meehan 114
Survey of zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) veligers flowing down the Susquehanna River downstream of Goodyear Lake, summer 2005 T. Horvath and D. Alfred 124

Preliminary archaeological investigations at the Thayer Homestead

D.P. Staley 127
Archaeological Survey of the Thayer Farm: Survey of the hop house and dairy barn R.B. Walker 135

The use of aquatic insects and benthic macroinvertebrates communities to assess water quality upstream and downstream of the Village of Stamford wastewater treatment facility

K. Suozzo 141
History of ice on/off dates for Otsego Lake M. Altman 151
37th Annual Report CONTENTS

Section/Report Title

Author(s)

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Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2004 Otsego Lake water levels

W.N. Harman & K.S. Ernst 4

Otsego lake limnological monitoring, 2004

M.F. Albright 6
Chlorophyll a concentrations in Otsego Lake, summer 2004 K. Murray 15
Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2004 K. Murray and P. Leonard 28

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring the water quality and fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2004

J. Hill 36

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Mosquito Studies: Site Records

W.L. Butts 45
Mosquito Studies: Light trap collection of adults W.L. Butts 47
Mosquito Studies: Sampling for Coquillettidia perturbans (Walker) larvae W.L. Butts 49
VERTEBRATE MONITORING:
Avian Observations - Greenwoods Conservancy W.L. Butts 51
REPORTS:

Hydroacoustic survey of Otsego Lake

T.E. Brooking and M.D. Cornwell 53

Summer 2004 trap net monitoring of the fish community in the littoral zone at Brookwood Point and Rat Cove

P.R. Leonard and J. Cheever 59

Monitoring of total phosphorus and total suspended solids during and after the use of the Aqua Cleaner™ in a Fly Creek pond

K. Murray 65

High-resolution, seismic reflection survey of the upper sediments in Otsego Lake, New York

D.A. Wood and J.D. Halfman 68

Diet analysis of predator fish in Otsego Lake prior and subsequent to walleye (Sander virtreus) stocking; day vs. night, 2004

J. Cheever 83

Further evaluation of the lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) spawning habitat in Otsego Lake

W. Tibbits 92

Diet of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) following alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) introduction in Otsego Lake, NY

J. Collins 101

A report on the evaluation of changes in water quality in a stream following the implementation of agricultural best management practices

M.F. Albright 105

Fifth annual report on the status of Moe Pond following the stocking of Micropterous salmoides and M. dolomieui

K. Lopata 117
Benthic macroinvertebrate survey of Oaks Creek, Otsego County, NY, during the initial stages of zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) colonization L. Hingula 128

Survey of veliger and adult zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in Goodyear Lake

S. Armstrong 137
Characterization of rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) spawning in Mohican Canyon, 2004 M.D. Cornwell 144
The fish fauna of Weaver and Young Lake tributaries, with the first record of the brook stickleback (Culaea inconstans) in the Otsego Lake watershed S.R. Jameieson, T.J. Somerville, and J.R. Foster 148
The invasion of the central mudminnow (Umbra limi) into the Otsego Lake watershed T.J. Somerville, S.R. Jamieson, and J.R. Foster 154
Monitoring purple loosetrife (Lythrum salicaria) control using Galerucella spp. in Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, 2004 M.F. Albright 158
Report on the 6th year of monitoring vegetative succession along the Volney-South power line right of way in Greenwoods Conservancy, summer 2004 B.J. Bushen 164

TECHNICAL REPORTS:

Technical Report #22: Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation: Moraine Lake, Madison County, NY 2004

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, and K. Blanchard 172
Upper Susquehanna River Watershed - Cooperstown Area Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study and Integrated Environmental Assessment: Post-restoration water quality and wildlife analysis of the FABADS sites (2003-2004) S.S. Fickbohm 198

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36th Annual Report CONTENTS

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Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2003 Otsego Lake water levels

W.N. Harman & K.S. Ernst
4

Otsego lake limnological monitoring, 2003

M.F. Albright 6
Chlorophyll a concentrations in Otsego Lake, summer 2003 R. Schmidt 16
Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2003 H. Meehan 22

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring the water quality and fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2003

M. Polus 32

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Mosquito Studies

W.L. Butts 41
VERTEBRATE MONITORING:
Bird list - Greenwoods Conservancy as of 1/1/04 E. Peterson 51
REPORTS:

Phosphorus migration from a near-lake septic system in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2003

H.A. Meehan 55

Changes in water quality in an urban stream following the use of organically derived deicing products

M.F. Albright 62

A preliminary report on the evaluation of changes in water quality in a stream following the implementation of agricultural best management practices

M.F. Albright 74

Pre-construction water quality monitoring of the Upper Susquehanna River Watershed - Cooperstown Area Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study and Integrated Environmental assessment

S.S. Fickbohm 87

Monitoring the effects of Galerucella spp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) as a biocontrol agent of purple loosetrife (Lythrum salicaria) in Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, summer 2003

C. MacNamara 101

Continued monitoring of Moe Pond after the unauthorized stocking of smallmouth and largemouth bass

R.J. Hamway 110

An update on lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) spawning activities in Otsego Lake

W.T. Tibbits 121

Diet of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) following alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) introduction in Otsego Lake, NY

J. High 131

Summary of littoral fish trap net catch at Rat Cove and Brookwood Point, Otsego Lake, summer 2003

R.E. Burns 138

A survey of Otsego Lake's zooplankton, summer 2003

R.E. Burns 143
Acoustic measures of the relationship between winter severity and overwinter mortality of alewives D.M. Warner and M.D. Cornwell 151

A fisheries survey of Cripple Creek, summer 2003

R. Schmidt 160
Do long-term macrophyte management efforts in inland lakes effect system-wide biotic richness and diversity? W.N. Harman, L. Hingula, and C. MacNamara 165
Management of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) at Greenwoods Conservancy, Burlington, NY H. Burgess 178
A species-area curve analysis of floras in 62 New York State counties D.W. Vogler 191
Notes on invertebrate drift: A pilot study M.S. Gray 194
Analysis of Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera (EPT) richness and diversity of Guilford Creek, Guilford, NY P. Hazelton 200

TECHNICAL REPORTS:

Technical Report #19: Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation: Moraine Lake, Madison County, NY 2003

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, and R.E. Burns 208
Technical Report #20: Continued monitoring of vegetative succession along the Volney-Marcy South right-of-way, summer 2003 J.K. Titus 231

Technical Report #21: Establishing a connection: A survey of Eurasian water-milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), its insect herbivores and fish in eight Madison County Lakes

P.H. Lord 244
35th Annual Report CONTENTS

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Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2002 Otsego Lake water levels

W.N. Harman & K.S. Ernst
4

Otsego lake limnological monitoring, 2002

M.F. Albright 6
Chlorophyll a concentrations in Otsego Lake, summer 2002 K. Wayman 16
Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2002 H. Meehan 21

Fecal coliform monitoring in Otsego Lake, summer 2002

J. Martin 29

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring the water quality and fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2002

S. Schlierman 34

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Mosquito Studies: Survey for treehole breeding mosquitoes

W.L. Butts 43

Mosquito Studies: Effectiveness of two models of light traps in sampling low level mosquito populations

W.L. Butts 47
VERTEBRATE MONITORING:
Bird list - Greenwoods Conservancy as of 1/1/03 E. Peterson 50
REPORTS:

Monitoring the effects of the Galerucella beetle as a biocontrol agent of purple loosetrife (Lythrum salicaria) in Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, summer 2002

H. Meehan and M.F. Albright 54

Continued monitoring of Moe Pond after the unauthorized stocking of smallmouth and largemouth bass

R.J. Hamway 66

An update on lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) spawning activities in Otsego Lake

W.T. Tibbits 81

Walleye (Stizostidion vitreum) reintroduction update: Walleye stocking, gill netting, and electrofishing summary, 2000-2

M.D. Cornwell 91

Description of predator diets prior to and subsequent to walleye (Stizostidion vitreum) stocking during the day and at night in Otsego Lake

B. McDonnell and M.D. Cornwell 98

Summary of the trap net alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) catch in Rat Cove: 1989-2002

M.S. Gray and J.R. Foster 106

Alewife abundance, growth, and mortality in Otsego Lake 1996-2002

D.M. Warner, M.D. Cornwell, W. Tibbits, and M. Gray 121

Rat Cove and Brookwood Point littoral fish survey, 2002

K. Wayman 130

A survey of Otsego Lake zooplankton, summer 2002

J. Martin 137

The recent history of Otsego Lake, New York, as determined from analysis of diatoms in Otsego Lake

M.R. Arnold 145
First report of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in Candarago Lake T.G. Horvath and P.H. Lord 156

Longitudinal distribution of zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) veligers along Eaton Brook, Madison County, New York

T.G. Horvath and B.S. Brodie 159
Profundal cobble benthos in Otsego Lake P.H. Lord and B. Durie 166
Physiochemical survey of Thayer Farm ponds H. Meehan 170
Zackow Road wetland project: Wetland plant identification and delineation M.S. Gray 174
Wetland delineation project: Little Pond, Thayer property W.T. Tibbits 179
Third year of monitoring of leather-leaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) and speckled alder (Alnus rugosa) cutting regime on plant biodiversity on Cranberry Bog J.M. Harman 189
Evaluation of growth changes, related to a lake level increase, on near-lake hardwood trees at the Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary S. Merzig 194
New record for Otsego Lake: Crisatella mucedo (Ectoprocta; Plumatellida; Cristatellidae) P.H. Lord 205
The role of the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station in the Upper Susquehanna River watershed - Cooperstown area ecosystem restoration feasibility study and integrated environmental assessment S.S. Fickbohm 206
A terrestrial invertebrate survey within the provinces of Guanecaste and San Jose, Costa Rica. B.S. Brodie and P.G. Conde 213
The Otsego County nitrogen budget: A county-wide denitrification footprint with a feasibility study at Cooperstown, NY Heather Burgess and Glen ReDavid 221

TECHNICAL REPORTS:

Technical Report #15: Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation: Moraine Lake, Madison County, NY 2002

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, P.H. Lord, and J.M. Harman 227
Technical Report #16: Report on the fourth year of monitoring along the Volney-Marcy South power line right of way in Greenwoods Conservancy, summer 2002 C.L. Tedesco 252

A survey of athropods along the Marcy South power line at Greenwoods Conservancy, summer 2002

B.S. Brodie 274
Technical Report #17: Summary of water quality monitoring of the Otsego Lake watershed: 1998-2002 Scott S. Fickbohm 283

Technical Report #18: Augmentation of the "aquatic macrophyte moth" (Acentria ephemerella) into Lebanon Reservoir for control of Eurasian water-milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) and follow-up monitoring of fish, insects, and water-milfoil

P.H. Lord 288

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34th Annual Report CONTENTS

Section/Report Title

Author(s)

page

Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2001 Otsego Lake water levels

W.N. Harman & K.S. Ernst
6

Otsego lake limnological monitoring, 2001

M.F. Albright 8

Chlorophyll a analysis of Otsego Lake, summer 2001

K. Wayman 18
Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2001 C.A. Parker 23
Analysis of fecal coliform concentration in Otsego Lake's northern tributaries, summer 2001 D.S. Albright 33

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring the water quality and fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2001

K. Hill 40

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Mosquito Studies - 2001 Greenwoods Conservancy

W.L. Butts 50

Mosquito Studies: Greenwoods distribution map

W.L. Butts 53
Mosquito Studies - 2001 Thayer Farm W.L. Butts 57
VERTEBRATE MONITORING:
Bird list - Greenwoods Conservancy as of 1/1/02 E. Peterson 59
Rum Hill and Upper Site avian observations, 1999-2001 M.A. Sharick 63
Avian observations, Rum Hill and the Upper Site, spring 2001 D. Donnelly 73
REPORTS:

Evaluating phosphorus migration from septic systems near Otsego Lake

J.E. Green 88

A preliminary report on the evaluation of changes in water quality in a stream following the implementation of agricultural best management practices

M.F. Albright 101

An analysis of genetic variability of Myriophyllum spicatum in Madison County lakes

M.E. Miller 112

Biological control of purple loosetrife (Lythrum salicaria) in Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary using leaf-eating beetles (Galerucella spp.)

S. Groff 119

Initial results of leather-leaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) and speckled alder (Alnus rugosa) cutting regime on plant biodiversity on Cranberry Bog

S. Dahl 130

Walleye (Stizostidion virtreum) reintroduction update: Walleye stocking and electrofishing

M.D. Cornwell 135

Quantitative description of predator diets prior and subsequent to walleye (Stizostidion virtreum) stocking in Otsego Lake

B. McDonnell and M.D. Cornwell 140

The significance of bluegill predation on walleye stocking

H. Meehan 149

Evidence of rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) spawning in Mohican Canyon, a tributary of Otsego Lake

M.D. Cornwell 152

Assessment of the Rat Cove fish community, summer 2001

H. Meehan 156

The continuing evaluation of Moe Pond after the unauthorized stocking of smallmouth and largemouth bass

K.A. Wojnar 166

TECHNICAL REPORTS:

Technical Report #12: Limnological investigations of four small lakes for the development of management recommendations

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, and T.G Horvath 177

Limnological investigations of Canadarago Lake, Otsego County, NY

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, and T.G Horvath 179

Limnological investigations of Kayuta Lake, Oneida County, NY

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, and T.G Horvath 187

Limnological investigations of Larchwood Lake, Otsego County, NY

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, and T.G Horvath 196

Limnological investigations of Arnold Lake, Otsego County, NY

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, and T.G Horvath 202
Technical Report #13: Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation, Moraine Lake, Madison County, NY W.N. Harman, P.H. Lord, M.F. Albright, and M.E. Miller 211
Technical Report #14: Report on the third year of monitoring the New York Power Authority transmission line right-of-way within Greenwoods Conservancy, Otsego County, New York, 2001 214

Monitoring vegetative succession on established transects across the Volney-Marcy South right of way through Greenwoods Conservancy, summer 2001

B.S. Brodie 215

Aquatic invertebrate surveys of two ponds in Greenwoods Conservancy, one on and the other off the Volney-Marcy South right of way

B.S. Brodie 258

An amphibian survey of two ponds in Greenwoods Conservancy

J.E. Green 266

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33rd Annual Report CONTENTS

Section/Report Title

Author(s)

page

Introduction

W.N. Harman

1

ONGOING STUDIES:

OTSEGO LAKE WATERSHED MONITORING:

2000 Otsego Lake water levels

W.N. Harman & K.S. Ernst
4

Otsego lake limnological monitoring, 2000

M.F. Albright 6

Water quality monitoring of five major tributaries in the Otsego Lake watershed, summer 2000

M.M. Miner 17

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MONITORING:

Monitoring the water quality and fecal coliform bacteria in the upper Susquehanna River, summer 2000

K. Hill 28

ARTHROPOD MONITORING:

Mosquito Studies - Upper Site, summer 2000

W.L. Butts 36

Mosquito Studies - Greenwoods Conservancy, summer 2000

W.L. Butts 37
A survey of arthropods along the Marcy-South power line at Greenwoods Conservancy, summer 2000 B. Brodie 40
VERTEBRATE MONITORING:
Bird list - Greenwoods Conservancy as of 1/18/01 E. Peterson 45
REPORTS:

Monitoring trophic changes following the reintroduction of walleye (Stizostidion vitreum) to Otsego Lake: An executive summary

M.D. Cornwell 49

Chlorophyll a analysis of Otsego Lake, summer 2000

B. Durie 52

Study of the Otsego Lake zooplankton community prior to walleye (Stizostidion vitreum) stocking, summer 2000

G. Morgan 58

Comparative age and growth of centrarchid fishes in Otsego Lake following the introduction of alewives

M.S. Gray 66

The impact of the introduction of alewives on the ice fishery at Otsego Lake

J.R. Foster, S.D Bathrick, and M.D. Cornwell 75

The impact of alewife introduction on the socio-economic value of the Otsego Lake ice fishery

J.R. Foster, M.S. Gray, and M.D. Cornwell 84

The current status of the Rat Cove fish community, summer 2000

H. Meehan 92

Lake trout (Salvelinus namycush) spawning survey off Bissel Point in Otsego Lake

P.H. Lord and M.D. Cornwell 104

Consequences and management strategies concerning the unauthorized stocking of smallmouth and largemouth bass in Moe Pond

W.T. Tibbits 108

Threats to the biodiversity of northeastern North American lakes: Aquariums and garden ponds

P.H. Lord 121

Does sunfish predation foil augmentation of the weevil (Euhrychiopsis leconti) for the biocontrol of watermilfoiol (Myriophyllum spicatum)

M.D. Cornwell 134

Herbivore abundance and distribution on (Myriophyllum spicatum) in Hodges Pond, Neawha Park, Oneonta, NY, and Rat Cove, Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY

C. Ward 141
Population survey of the fresh-water mussels (Unionidae) of Otsego Lake L. Ferrara 147
Attempts to evaluate stream water quality using macrobenthic invertebrate indicators R. Birdsall 154
Index to organisms appearing in "A Self-Guided tour of the Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary" L. Vita 160
Impact evaluation of Galerucella spp. as a biocontrol agent of purple loosetrife (Lythrum salicaria) in Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary S. Fickbohm 165
The effects of leather-leaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata) and speckled alder (Alnus rugosa) on plant biodiversity on Cranberry Bog A. Saba 179
Monitoring of fecal coliform levels in Otsego Lake and its watershed J. Green 183
The unionid fauna of special interest in the Neversink River in the vicinity of Route 209, Orange County, New York W.N. Harman, P.H. Lord, L. Ferrara and J.M. Harman 190
Otsego Lake watershed issues and concerns: A report on survey findings (draft) M.J. Pfeffer 197

TECHNICAL REPORTS:

Technical Report #9: Aquatic macrophyte management plan facilitation: Moraine Lake, Madison County, NY 2000

W.N. Harman, M.F. Albright, P.H. Lord, and M. Miller 228
Technical Report #10: The aquatic macrophyes of Madison County: A preliminary survey of nine selected lakes W.N. Harman, P.H. Lord, and M.F. Albright 265
Technical Report #11: Report on the second year of monitoring the New York Power Authority transmission line right-of-way within Greenwoods Conservancy, Otsego County, New York, 2000

Monitoring vegetative succession by percent cover and species diversity on established transects across the Volney-Marcy South right of way though Greenwoods Conservancy, summer 2000

S. Fickbohm 312
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