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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Fishing for Answers to the CLA’s Most Popular Questions

Fishing for Answers to the CLA’s Most Popular Questions

CLA staff and volunteers are on the hook with some evidence based responses to a few of our most commonly asked questions.  1. Is Eurasian Watermilfoil still a problem plant in Chautauqua Lake? Once considered an invasive nuisance plant, Eurasian Watermilfoil has become well established throughout the lake in non-nuisance conditions. It is generally no longer densely populated and has been brought under control by the weevil, moth, and caddisfly herbivore insects that feed upon it. It seldom grows to reach the surface like it did years ago.   — Racine-Johnson Aquatic Ecologist Report 2019 2. Can Eurasian Watermilfoil and…
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Making A Difference

Making A Difference

This year the CLA removed 8 truckloads of dangerous spring debris and 534 truckloads of nuisance aquatic vegetation from Chautauqua Lake. These before and after photos are evidence that show the work provided by the Chautauqua Lake Association is an effective means of lake management. BURTIS BAY BURTIS BAY - AFTER: 9/22/2022 BURTIS BAY - BEFORE: 9/7/2022 BITTERSWEET BITTERSWEET - BEFORE: 9/7/2022 BITTERSWEET - AFTER: 9/22/2022 BITTERSWEET: 9/22/2022 BONITA BONITA - BEFORE: 9/7/2022 BONITA: AFTER - 9/22/2022 BONITA: AFTER - 9/22/2022 DENSLOW DENSLOW: BEFORE - 9/7/2022 DENSLOW: AFTER - 9/22/2022 LONGVIEW END OF LONGVIEW - BEFORE: 9/7/2022 END OF LONGVIEW…
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