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.

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LIVE Lake Webcam and 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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Questions or comments? Give us a call!
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2017 By The Numbers

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Crews
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Hours Per Day
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Days Per Week
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Latest CLA News

Tour Chautauqua Lake… All Aboard!
Tour Chautauqua Lake… All Aboard!
August 5, 2018
Please join us for an evening on the Chautauqua Belle to observe and learn about the importance of natural shorelines, buffer strips, and re-naturalization projects occurring on the shorelin...
Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Season Has Arrived
Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Season Has Arrived
July 11, 2018
Regarding health symptoms that may be associated with HABs, reporting of HAB-related illness is voluntary. New York State DOH and DEC collect information on HABs and HAB-associated illness t...
CLA Annual Meeting Scheduled for Monday June 11
CLA Annual Meeting Scheduled for Monday June 11
June 8, 2018
You're cordially invited to attend the annual meeting of the Chautauqua Lake Association which is to be held on Monday, June 11, at the Athenaeum Hotel in Chautauqua Institution. There wi...
An Introduction to Chautauqua Lake’s Invasive Aquatic Plant Species
An Introduction to Chautauqua Lake’s Invasive Aquatic Plant Species
May 17, 2018
There are many aquatic plants living in Chautauqua Lake; Some of these are beneficial native species, while others are introduced species which can have negative repercussions on recreat...
CLA helps prepare boat docking slip in Jamestown
CLA helps prepare boat docking slip in Jamestown
May 10, 2018
The Chautauqua Lake Association recently assisted the Jamestown Riverwalk Commission in final preparation of the boat docking slip for spring and summer use at McCrea Point Park. Major work ...
Letter of Notification: DEC Permit for Application of Aquatic Pesticides in Chautauqua Lake
Letter of Notification: DEC Permit for Application of Aquatic Pesticides in Chautauqua Lake
March 19, 2018
According to a March 14 Letter of Notification received on March 19 from the Chautauqua Lake Partnership, lakeside property owners wanting to object to the use of herbicides this May in ...

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