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Hector Community Statistics

Geographic Location - Longitude * Latitude *

Forest Type - 90% mixed nothern hardwood and oak, 8% softwood plantations, much land in early stages of succession.

Population - 2000 Census Population 4,854

Seneca Lake -
38 miles
Shoreline: 75.4 miles
Max. Depth: 632 feet
Volume: 4.2 trillion gallons
Max. Width: 3 mile
Elevation: 445 feet
Largest city: Geneva
Characteristics: The deepest and widest of the Finger Lakes and the second deepest lake in New York State . Has more wineries than any other Finger Lake and has frozen over only 9 times since the beginning of weather recordkeeping.  Elevation of Lake: 445.5 feet above sea level; Age of Seneca Lake 12,500 years; pH of Lake water: 8.0-9.0 varies with season and depth.  It is the Largest of the Finger Lakes.  Drainage area: 707 Square Miles Surface area: 67.7 Square Miles, Seneca Lake Watershed Includes Portions of Seneca, Yates, Schuyler, Steuben, and Chemung Counties.  Shoreline in Seneca, Ontario, Yates, and Schuyler Counties: 75.4 miles. Hydraulic retention: 18.1 years.  Bedrock of Seneca Lake Basin: sedimentary shales and siltstones of the Hamilton, Genesee,Sonyea, Java and West Falls formations, from Middle to Upper Devonian (365 million years old).  Precipitation on the Watershed: 32-36 inches per year, 1/3 as snow, 2/3 as rain, most in late spring and early summer. 

Seneca Lake Watershed - Estimated population of watershed - 60,000+; Land Use in Watershed:
- 35% cropland
- 45% woodland
- 15% inactive agriculture and other
- 3% residential

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Last Updated Thursday, March 1, 2012
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