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

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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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

CLA Signs Chautauqua County Executive’s Memorandum of Agreement
CLA Signs Chautauqua County Executive’s Memorandum of Agreement
April 16, 2019
On behalf of the Chautauqua Lake Association board of directors, President Paul O. Stage signed a memorandum of agreement Friday that Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello proposed to ...
CLA President Responds to Public Slam by Post Journal
CLA President Responds to Public Slam by Post Journal
March 19, 2019
In a brief Letter to the Editor, CLA President Paul O. Stage responds to the public slam delivered to our organization in the The Post-Journal on March 10.   The Post Journal "O...
Chautauqua Lake Association Urges NYC DEC to Deny Herbicide Permits on Chautauqua Lake
Chautauqua Lake Association Urges NYC DEC to Deny Herbicide Permits on Chautauqua Lake
March 7, 2019
The Chautauqua Lake Association filed strong scientific and regulatory objections to municipal applications to the state Department of Environmental Conservation for permits to apply two pow...
February 28 Public Comment Deadline Established
February 28 Public Comment Deadline Established
February 21, 2019
The Towns of Busti, Ellery, Ellicott & North Harmony along with the Villages of Bemus Point, Celoron & Lakewood in conjunction with the Chautauqua Lake Partnership (CLP) have applied...
Chautauqua Lake Consensus Statement 2019
Chautauqua Lake Consensus Statement 2019
February 7, 2019
Local organizations remain committed to improving the health of Chautauqua Lake together. The management of Chautauqua Lake — and the reduction of nuisance aquatic plants and harmful algae
Criticism and Responses Regarding Lake Management
Criticism and Responses Regarding Lake Management
December 14, 2018
Overall, the lake is getting worse. The lake is actually improving. People's expectations are getting unrealistic, which gives a false image about the lake and what it should be. It's not...

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