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Lake Ontario Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative

  • 25 March 2014
  • networx
NYS DEC has developed a new webpage with information about the Lake Ontario Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI). The webpage has a preliminary progress report from the 2013 CSMI assessment of Lake Ontario and a link to photographs from the 2013 assessment.


Each year, U.S. and Canadian organizations assess one of the Great Lakes as part of the Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative. The information collected supports Great Lakes management programs. CSMI assessments took place in Lake Ontario in 2003, 2008 and 2013. The 2013 assessment focused on improving the understanding of nutrient loading, transport and cycling in the lake.