At the first public presentation of the draft update to the Owasco Lake watershed rules and regulations Wednesday, questions from residents focused largely on provisions regarding nutrients, waivers, and enforcement.

Prompted largely by the increase in harmful algal blooms on the lake, the Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development in 2017 began working with the Owasco Lake Watershed Management Council to update enforceable rules for the lake for the first time since the 1980s.