Concerns Over Use of ProcellaCOR Herbicide in Chautauqua Lake

Concerns Over Use of ProcellaCOR Herbicide in Chautauqua Lake

On May 31, 2024, the following notice regarding ProcellaCOR was sent from the CLA to the Chautauqua County Legislature, the County Executive and all mayors / supervisors around Chautauqua Lake. NOTICE FROM THE CHAUTAUQUA LAKE ASSOCIATION  Your Chautauqua Lake Association has just received a communication from the Lake George Association that raises concerns about the continued application of the ProcellaCOR herbicide to control Eurasian watermilfoil in Chautauqua Lake. Typically, NYSDEC-permitted ProcellaCOR applications occur in the lake during the months of June/July.  We thought our members and the lake's surrounding towns and villages should be aware of this information, which has…
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NYSDEC Shares Information on Region 9 – Chautauqua Lake Watershed Program

NYSDEC Shares Information on Region 9 – Chautauqua Lake Watershed Program

The NYSDEC has launched an informational webpage for the Region 9 - Chautauqua Lake Watershed Program. This online resource includes:— Watershed Facts and Uses— Water Quality Problems and Solutions— Chautauqua Lake Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load— Chautauqua Lake Harmful Algal Bloom Action Plan— Aquatic Plants As well as news updates and a Fact Sheet (PDF) that includes updates about the Freshwater Wetlands Act. https://dec.ny.gov/nature/waterbodies/lakes-rivers/chautauqua-lake-watershed-program
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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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