Field Guide Posted on CLA Website

Chautauqua Lake Possesses a Diverse Community of Aquatic Plants  Lakewood, NY — The CLA announces a new way to identify and learn about the Chautauqua Lake’s aquatic plants. Posted on the association’s website and available for download, the field guide was prepared by Racine-Johnson Aquatic Ecologists of Ithaca, New York. It is titled A Field Guide of Native Aquatic Macrophyte Species Found in Chautauqua Lake along with Current and Potential Non-Natives Species.  Racine-Johnson has been independently studying Chautauqua Lake’s diverse plant community continually since 2002 under the sponsorship of the CLA. Although the common belief is that only a couple…
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The Final Report for the 2021 Lake Maintenance Program

The Final Report for the 2021 Lake Maintenance Program

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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Modern Day Adventurer Visits Chautauqua Lake on 22 Rivers Tour

Modern Day Adventurer Visits Chautauqua Lake on 22 Rivers Tour

Neal Moore, canoeist, recently passed through Warren, Chautauqua and Erie counties as part of his "Sea-To-Shining Sea" trek of America’s waterways.  His adventure started in February of 2020 in Astoria, Oregon, and concluded on December 14 in New York City. There he was joined by friends he met along the way for a grand paddle that circled the Statue of Liberty.  His trek: 22 rivers, 22 states, 7,500 miles by canoe – most by paddling, often portaging. On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, a celebratory reception was held at the Manhattan Kayak Company Clubhouse in New York City. The 22 Rivers…
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2021 Summer Lake Cleanup Totals

2021 Summer Lake Cleanup Totals

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.…
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2021: Post Season Work Plan

2021: Post Season Work Plan

Post Season - Week 1: September 7, 2021 Beginning Tuesday we will have a small crew which will include two skimmers and two mobi’s completing Burtis Bay. We will also have the hydro-mate and a small barge crew collecting the large trees and debris left from the summer storms. This crew will begin in the south working up lake. The remaining crew will be working out of Mayville Park on Tuesday and slowly bringing all equipment south. This crew will begin working along the east shore to Camp Onyahsa. Then along the west shore to Whitney Bay. Once the problem…
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