Return to Fayetteville Green LakeMay 2 2014
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During the summer of 2013 I visited Fayetteville Green Lake (FGL) and four other meromictic lakes in New York. I brought a version 2.4 OpenROV with the intent that I would take video, water samples, and record the dissolved oxygen, salinity, and temperature of each layer of water. Although the lakes were beautiful, the trip was a bit of a bust. I was unable to add the extra sensors and water sampler to the ROV before my trip, and I quickly realized I would need a permit to use the OpenROV in the lakes that were in state and county parks.
Now I have an OpenROV 2.6 that is just waiting to be built, and I will be meeting up with the group from ESF. I would love to add a GoPro to the OpenROV to get even better video. I did not get any video of FGL the first time around, and I am so excited to really see this lake. The low turbidity of these lakes make them ideal for exploration with the OpenROV and just like the Black Sea, anything that makes it to the anoxic layer of the lake should be well preserved.