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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Contact Us
Questions or comments? Give us a call!
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2017 By The Numbers

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

Latest CLA News

Watershed Alliance Rates CLA Highest, Suggests $162,050 Grant Award
Watershed Alliance Rates CLA Highest, Suggests $162,050 Grant Award
November 12, 2018
The Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance rated a funding request from the Chautauqua Lake Association highest of 12 approved last week and asked the Ralph C. Sheldon and Chautau...
Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
September 23, 2018
Boats, trailers, waders and other fishing and boating equipment can spread aquatic invasive species from waterbody to waterbody unless properly cleaned, dried or disinfected after use. Altho...
CLFA Donates $5,000 to the CLA
CLFA Donates $5,000 to the CLA
August 14, 2018
The Chautauqua Lake Association graciously accepted a $5,000 donation recently from the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association. The CLFA is an annual supporter of the CLA’s mission to keep the
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...

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