Christopher Sinton

Christopher Sinton

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Environmental Studies and Science
Faculty, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Six Mile Creek Watershed

Six Mile Creek runs to the north of the Ithaca College campus and is the source of water for the City of Ithaca.  We are trying to answer two questions: 1) is the reservoir used by the city susceptible to harmful algal blooms (HABs)?; and 2) what is the source of dissolve manganese that can affect the quality of the water? Starting in 2019, we started sampling the tributaries of upstream from the reservoir and in Spring 2020 we will sample and analyze groundwater from individual homes.