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About This Station

The station is powered by a La Crosse WS-2310 weather station. The data is collected every 5 seconds and the site is updated every 10 minutes. This site and its data is collected using WUHU software. The station comprises of an anemometer, rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.

About This Area

Otisco Lake is one of the minor Finger Lakes, located at the eastern end of the Finger Lake District, southwest of Syracuse, New York.

Otisco Lake is approximately six miles (9.8 km) long. The outflow enters first Onondaga Lake via Nine Mile Creek and then Lake Ontario via the Seneca and Oswego Rivers. The lake is the source of water for a district west of Syracuse.

At its deepest point the lake is approximately 60 feet in depth. Part of Otisco Lake is man-made, due to raising the water level by damming the outlet into Nine Mile Creek. The dam initially was constructed to provide a water reservoir for the Erie Canal. The water level was raised nine feet at the time. Subsequently the dam was rebuilt, raising the level an additional four feet. The natural part of the lake, closer to the southern end, is the deepest. A causeway across the lake was built to carry a road, flooded when the dam raised the level. The road no longer is used. A break in the causeway allows boats to pass between upper and lower parts of the lake. Although not maintained as a public recreational facility, the causeway is much used as a fishing spot.

Whats New !!

Cleaned up "footer" at bottom of each page (July 2017).

Fixed link to download WUHU Software on each "footer" (July 2017).

Added link to Twitter Page at bottom of Home page (March 2016).

Added "Yesterday" comparisons on the Daily Stats page (Sept 2015).

Added "Wind Map" below Watches on the Watches / Wind page (Sept 2015).

Added 2nd camera looking Southwest on the Home page (Sept 2015).

About This Website

This site is a template by LissProductions.com and modified to work with WUHU by John Liss.

Template is originally based on CarterLake.org template which came from Designs by Haran.