2024 Spring Log & Debris Cleanup

2024 Spring Log & Debris Cleanup

The Chautauqua Lake Association removed 7.5 truckloads of logs and woody debris from Chautauqua Lake during the annual spring debris cleanup. This in-lake effort, which took place Monday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 15, was an earlier than typical start due to the mild winter conditions and increased spring boat activity on the lake. Spring storms flood the lake with dangerous debris. The CLA performs this service to protect boaters of all types on Chautauqua Lake. The CLA does NOT remove logs or lake debris from undeveloped or protected areas around the lake in an effort to preserve and protect natural…
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CLA To Begin Debris Cleanup On May 6

CLA To Begin Debris Cleanup On May 6

Mild Winter and Increased Boat Activity Lead To Early Start for Chautauqua Lake Association This Season Lakewood, NY — The Chautauqua Lake Association’s spring log and debris clean-up on Chautauqua Lake is scheduled to begin Monday, May 6. This pre-season service is provided annually to protect boaters of all types from the dangerous floating debris that occur from early season storm flooding. Large logs and lake debris are removed from navigational lanes and developed areas around the lake. Logs are not removed from undeveloped areas in an effort to preserve and protect natural fish habitat within the Chautauqua Lake ecosystem. …
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First of Six Tributary Monitoring Stations Opens on Chautauqua Lake

First of Six Tributary Monitoring Stations Opens on Chautauqua Lake

On Monday, April 29, CLA Executive Doug Conroe attended the Jefferson Project's ribbon cutting ceremony for the first of six tributary monitoring stations that are being installed on Chautauqua Lake tributaries. The stations will monitor water quality conditions, water flow parameters, and weather conditions on a year round basis. Information gathering will be constant and will automatically be transmitted to a central data collection center for analysis. The data will be important to developing a revised nutrient budget for Chautauqua Lake. Pictured below is scientist Vincent Moriarty of IBM who explained IBM's role in the project. Also presenting were Dwight Harrienger of Stantec Engineering…
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Boat Safely During the Eclipse

Boat Safely During the Eclipse

With the Total Solar Eclipse just days away, the Chautauqua Lake Association would like to remind anyone planning to witness this event from their motorized or non-motorized watercraft to “Boat Safely!” The eclipse will begin over Chautauqua Lake shortly after 2 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2024. The transition to full totality will begin at 3:18 p.m. and will last approximately 4 minutes.  During that time, daylight will transform into an ethereal twilight. Diligence on the water will be critical to avoid potential hazards during this event.  If you are planning to enjoy this once-in-our-lifetime experience from your boat on…
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Upcoming ORBA Webinars

Upcoming ORBA Webinars

CLA Executive Director Doug Conroe currently serves on a work group of the Ohio River Basin Alliance (ORBA).   ORBA is currently preparing an Ohio River Basin Restoration and Protection Plan that will be submitted to Congress in order to obtain long-term funding for projects that need to be undertaken throughout the Basin. The Allegheny River, Chautauqua Lake, Findley Lake and the Cassadaga Lakes are all situated within the Ohio River Basin. ORBA has just released a report on the results of 31 listening sessions that were held throughout the basin to obtain public input on citizen priorities for including in…
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