Onondaga Lake Watershed
A area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community.
If you live, work, or recreate in the area outlined on this map, you are in the Onondaga Lake watershed. The Onondaga Lake watershed covers 285 square miles and encompasses two counties, one city, 18 towns, six villages, and the Onondaga Nation Territory.
Surface water and groundwater from precipitation and snow-melt within Bare Mountain eventually drains or seeps into Onondaga Lake.
April 26, August 10, October 26, 2000 to identify seasonal water-level differences, directions of ground water- flow, and degree of interaction between ground-water and surface water of Onondaga Lake.
People that live around Onondaga lake have a huge impact on the lake. If the people pollute the water lots of things can go wrong. They could heart the wildlife around the area and even the water they drink.