Work Plan: September 7 – 11, 2020

Work Plan: September 7 – 11, 2020

News, Work Plan
Final week – moving equipment (Sept 7-11, 2020) Monday, September 7: CLOSED, Labor Day Tuesday, September 8: Harvesters will work out of Mayville moving equipment south to Long Point. Stopping at Point Chautauqua (swim area) and YMCA Camp along the way. Mayville shore crew will begin moving barges south to the Lakewood shop. Lakewood shore crew will continue working along Lakewood shores. Wednesday, September 9: Harvesters will work out of Long Point. Continuing to move equipment south. Working in the Stow area from ferry to bridge. Depending on need will return to Long Point or Lakewood at day end. Mayville shore crew will continue moving barges south to the Lakewood shop. Lakewood shore crew will continue working along Lakewood shores. Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11: Harvesters will continue…
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Work Plan: August 31 – September 4

Work Plan: August 31 – September 4

News, Work Plan
This week is the final week of regular season in-lake activities. Crews will get as far as they can along their routes. After Labor Day we will be working our way back to the CLA shop in Lakewood with limited crews. We do plan to service problematic areas along our way. This week Lakewood harvesters will be completing the east side of the lake from Greenhurst to Denslow. Then crossing and working north through Lakewood. Lakewood shore crews will continue north along west side of the lake. Long Point harvesters will continue south along the east shore. Shore crews will be following behind working south from Maple Springs. Mayville harvesters will continue north along the west shore and back around Mayville to the west shore. Shore crews will continue working…
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WORK PLAN: Week of August 24 – 28

WORK PLAN: Week of August 24 – 28

News, Work Plan
This week crews will continue their routes. Due to the extensive time spent by Lakewood harvester in the Vukote/Loomis bay area (Sherman's bay) we will be moving this week to the east side of the lake working south from Cheney's Farm to Denslow Ave. We recognize the need in that area and plan to be back with additional equipment later this week or early next week Long Pont Harvesting Crew will continue south along the east shore to the Cheney Farm. The shore crew will continue north along the west shore to Chautauqua Institution. Mayville Crew will continue south along the east shore then begin working south along the west shore.
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Where Do the Weeds Go?

Where Do the Weeds Go?

Lake Maintenance, News
What Happens To The Weeds After They Are Pulled Out Of The Lake? Lakewood, NY — We have all seen the harvesters and barge crews combing Chautauqua Lake during the summer months. These vessels and hard-working crews have become a fixture, traveling north and south, east and west as residents and visitors enjoy all the Lake has to offer.  Although the Chautauqua Lake Association is a year-round operation, they are most known for their lake maintenance program that runs June through September. A core group of retirees, college and high school students make up the crews that work tirelessly to keep Chautauqua Lake clean and safe for all to enjoy. This year CLA crews are working in a circular route around the lake to ensure that every community receives service.…
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Chautauqua Lake Association to Host NYSDEC / ARMY CORPS Innovative HAB Mitigation Demonstration Project

Chautauqua Lake Association to Host NYSDEC / ARMY CORPS Innovative HAB Mitigation Demonstration Project

News, Science & Testing
LAKEWOOD, NY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is collaborating with the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to implement a demonstration project that will remove algae from Chautauqua Lake.  Chautauqua Lake is burdened with excess algae which then results in the presence of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). It is anticipated that the project will result in having the availability of an additional tool for mitigating the presence HABs.  The firm AECOM has been contracted to manage the demonstration project. AECOM has also been piloting similar demonstration projects at Lake Agawam in New York and at sites in Florida. AECOM has selected the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA) facility in Lakewood to serve as the host site for the demonstration project. The facility is situated on…
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