Lake Source Cooling in Cayuga Lake

The map to the right shows Cornell University's proposed Lake Source Cooling (LSC) intake and outfall pipelines in reference to local landmarks. The intake and outfall pipelines will carry 32,000 gallons per minute (GPM) peak. That is a flow rate of over 46 million gallons per day. The entire project lies in an area of the lake that contains approximately 40 billion gallons. At 32,000 GPM LSC would recirculate this entire volume in about two and a half years. Of course, the maximum flow rate is not maintained at all times.

Here is another perspective on the Lake Source Cooling project

Prepared by the Cayuga Lake Defense Fund (CLDF)
For more information, email

Back to CLDF Home Page
or just close this window.