Otisco Lake Preservation Association   

            Otisco Lake is a beautiful lake. 
                                     Help us to be better stewards of our watershed.      


Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA) uses Otisco Lake together with Lake Ontario to provide drinking water throughout the county.  Visit Otisco Lake as a Drinking Water Source for a detailed description of this process. To review the Otisco Dam and its role with OCWA, please visit the  Dam Update site.

Note:  Otisco Lake provides  15  out of 19  towns in Onondaga drinking water, including Syracuse!

This table is from: http://www.ocwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Page-4-5-Water-Source-Map-and-Legend.pdf


For more information on the quality of the water and other learning resources, please visit the pages and review the brochures below.

Hydrilla Boater Education (Brochure)
This is used for educating boaters, shoreline property owners, anglers, and other water recreators regarding the prevention of spread of the invasive water week Hydrilla

Please feel free to print and distribute this to your various audiences or to post it on your natural resource (or other) websites. 
Invasive Species -
Awareness Programs
Phosphorus (Fact Sheet)
What is phosphorus? Where does it come from? How does it affect me? These questions and more answered in this fact sheet.