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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2018 By The Numbers

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

Latest CLA News

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...
CLA Readies Spring Project in Burtis Bay thanks to grant
CLA Readies Spring Project in Burtis Bay thanks to grant
November 22, 2018
The Chautauqua Lake Association plans to start its spring lake maintenance program as early as weather and budget permits focusing its initial aquatic plant accumulation clean-up in Burtis B...
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...

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