2021 Summer Lake Cleanup Totals

2021 Summer Lake Cleanup Totals

Employment, Harvest Reports, Lake Maintenance, News, Science & Testing, Work Summary, Working at CLA
Chautauqua Lake Association Reports on Lake Maintenance Achievements and Challenges for the Summer 2021 Season Lakewood, NY —The Chautauqua Lake Association has removed an estimated 12.14 million pounds of vegetation and debris from Chautauqua Lake in 2021. Of that total, 2.34 million pounds was contributed by Town of Chautauqua’s mobi-trac skimmers.   Harvesting and shore cleanup will continue at a limited capacity through September as the fleet makes the return trip to the association’s Lakewood facility.  This year, the CLA’s lake cleanup initiative kicked off in May with debris cleanup followed by an early June Curly leaf pondweed harvesting operation. Regular season crews started on June 14 and worked through the beginning of September.   On average, the CLA employs 30-40 of laborers annually for the summer season. This year,…
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The Final Report for 2020 Lake Maintenance Program

The Final Report for 2020 Lake Maintenance Program

Harvest Reports, Lake Maintenance, News, Work Summary
In the 2020 season, CLA ran five harvesters actively working from three locations plus shore crews in each location. These crews worked extremely hard to meet lake needs; clearing the waterways for safe, pleasurable boating and lake activities.  650.5 large truckloads = 6,505 tons, or 13,010,000 pounds of nuisance aquatic vegetation was removed along with over 37,000 pounds of nutrients from Chautauqua Lake by the CLA crews this season. Crews were located in Mayville (upper lake), Long Point (mid lake) and Lakewood (lower lake). VIEW FULL REPORT
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CLA Harvests Over 3 Million Pounds

CLA Harvests Over 3 Million Pounds

Harvest Reports, News
It’s Been a Busy Month, and the Work is Just Getting Started Lakewood, NY — The past two months have been productive for the Chautauqua Lake Association, and the work is just getting started. July is expected to be even more productive with the expansion to a third site to efficiently maintain Chautauqua Lake’s ecology. “We’re going to be running from three sites in a very ordered and efficient process,” said Douglas Conroe, CLA executive director. “Right now we’re working from two sites. We’re going to expand to a third site and run to the maximum extent that funding will allow.” To date this season, the Lakewood and Long Point crews have removed 183 truck loads of aquatic vegetation from Chautauqua Lake, totaling more than 3 million pounds. Last week alone…
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