About the CLA

The CLA’s mission is to provide effective and efficient lake maintenance services for the benefit of all Chautauqua Lake users. As the “Stewards of the Lake,” the CLA serves to promote and facilitate the ongoing scientific monitoring of Chautauqua Lake and its ecosystem.

We perform annual general lake maintenance, aquatic vegetation control, floating debris removal, shoreline and post-storm clean-up, plus scientific monitoring to meet lake management needs.

LAKE HEALTH RESOURCES

HAB Info
Invasive Species
Important Links

HELPFUL ONLINE FEATURES

Current Weather

Live lake cam feed plus up-to-date weather.


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Work Reports

Harvest reports are a weekly reports that we publish as soon as our season opens in June.


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Boat Launch Sites and Marinas

Chautauqua Lake is home to many public boat launch sites and private marinas.


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Contact Us

Questions or comments? Give us a call!


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2018 By The Numbers

99
Crews
99
Hours Per Day
99
Days Per Week
99
Months of the Year

Latest CLA News

State Bid Request Reinforces Use of ‘Johnson’ Plant Analysis Method
State Bid Request Reinforces Use of ‘Johnson’ Plant Analysis Method
December 2, 2019
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently issued bid invitations for a three-year, state project that requires that an aquatic plant-surveying method used for almo...
Local Support Is Key For District
Local Support Is Key For District
September 28, 2019
Before the end of this year, the Chautauqua County Legislature is due to receive a recommendation from its Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency. The recommendation will be...
HABs Confirmed on Chautauqua Lake
HABs Confirmed on Chautauqua Lake
August 15, 2019
Several samples from Chautauqua Lake were recently sent to the NYSDEC for testing by the Chautauqua Lake Association to determine if harmful algal blooms (HABs) were present in the water. Th...
Harmful Algal Blooms Identified, County Health Officials Urge Caution
Harmful Algal Blooms Identified, County Health Officials Urge Caution
July 26, 2019
Localized Harmful Algal Blooms (HABS) have been observed in the south basin of Chautauqua Lake and near Long Point State Park. As such, Lakewood Beach and Long Point State Park Beach are clo...
NYS Awards $100,000 to CLA
NYS Awards $100,000 to CLA
June 18, 2019
New York State awarded the Chautauqua Lake Association $100,000 to thwart new invasive plant species through the Watercraft Steward Program of boat-launch inspections. The program allows ...
Governor Cuomo Announces $2.8 Million In Grant Awards To Combat Spread Of Invasive Species
Governor Cuomo Announces $2.8 Million In Grant Awards To Combat Spread Of Invasive Species
June 18, 2019
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $2.8 million in grants have been awarded to 42 projects that will reduce the negative impacts of invasive species through control or remova...

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