The Final Report for the 2021 Lake Maintenance Program

The Final Report for the 2021 Lake Maintenance Program

Community Service, Harvest Reports, Lake Maintenance, News, Work Summary
In the 2021 season, CLA crews were actively in the water for 21 weeks and removed just under 7,000 tons of aquatic vegetation this summer. There were also three large debris clean-ups during those 21 weeks and 79 largetruckloads of woody debris was removed from Chautauqua Lake. The heat map above shows activity of all CLA crews. The greater the intensity, the more time CLA spent in that area. The line maps below show areas visited by CLA crews for harvesting and shoreline work throughout the 2021 season. 2021 SHORELINE MAP2021 HARVESTING MAP READ FULL REPORT
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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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Work Plan: July 19 – 23

Work Plan: July 19 – 23

Lake Maintenance, News, Work Plan
Regular Season Week #6 Work Plan Due to the severe storms and extreme flooding, we will stop our regular routes to do emergency debris clean-up on Monday and possibly Tuesday. Once the waters are again safe from hazardous floating debris, we will pick up our routes where we left off last week. The north lake harvesters will complete their route along the east shore to the Lutheran Camp. Then from Mayville Park to Prendergast Point. Shore crew will continue along the east shore from Sea Lion Drive to the Lutheran Camp. Last week we did not have active harvesting in the south. This week the south lake harvesters will continue along the west shore heading north from the Celoron marinas into Burtis Bay and back up to Ashville Bay.  Lakewood…
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Camp Cleanup

Camp Cleanup

Community Service, Lake Maintenance, News
CLA Makes Shores Swimmable For Campers Lakewood, NY — The Chautauqua Lake Association recently cleaned up the shores of Camp Onyahsa, located in the northeastern part of the lake. “The crews and cutters did a great job,” Jon O’Brian, Camp Onyahsa Director said. “Children have been heavily impacted by the COVID crisis over the past fifteen months, and really need the outdoor, active social experiences that camps provide.” Onyahsa has a gently sloping, shallow bottom bay into which water from the watershed flows from Dewittville Creek. “We believe there is a nutrient infiltration into the lake, perhaps from the creek, which is pushed by the prevailing winds into our swimming and boating areas causing periodic blooms of filamental algae,” O’Brian said. “The conditions in mid-June were very poor with a…
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Donation Received

Donation Received

Fundraising, Lake Maintenance, News
Chautauqua Fishing Association Presents Check to CLA President Lakewood, NY — The Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association (CFLA) recently presented a check for $2,000 to the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA) to help with annual operational expenses. The CLFA has been an annual supporter of the CLA’s mission to keep the lake healthy and clean since 2006. To date, the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association has contributed over $50,000 to the CLA. “We treasure having a close working relationship with the Fishing Association and all of the various fishery organizations,” said Douglas Conroe, CLA Executive Director. “Protecting fishery habitat is an important part of lake management that must always be taken into consideration. Fishing activity is significant to the local economy. We thank the Association for its continued support.” Member support is critical…
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