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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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Modern Day Adventurer Visits Chautauqua Lake on 22 Rivers Tour

Modern Day Adventurer Visits Chautauqua Lake on 22 Rivers Tour

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Canoeist Neal Moore recently passed through Warren, Chautauqua and Erie counties as a component of his ‘Sea-To-Shining Sea” trek on America’s waterways.  His adventure started in February of 2020 in Astoria, Oregon, and is expected to conclude on December 14 in New York City where he will be joined by a grand paddle fest that will circle the Statue of Liberty.  22 rivers, 22 states, 7,500 miles by canoe – most by paddling, often portaging. While traversing the length of Chautauqua Lake, Neal landed at Chautauqua Institution and overnighted in the Athenaeum Hotel.  He was greeted on the shore by Chautauqua Lake Association Executive Director Douglas Conroe, CLA Treasurer and Chautauqua Foundation Executive Director Debbie Moore and Athenaeum Hotel General Manager Leland Lewis.  Associates from the Ohio River Valley Water…
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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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2021: Post Season Work Plan

2021: Post Season Work Plan

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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 areas have been addressed the crew will re-locate and begin working out of Long Point. From there they will address the mid-lake concerns then again re-locate to the CLA Shop…
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Work Plan: August 30 – September 4

Work Plan: August 30 – September 4

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Week #12 – Final week of regular season! This is the final week for regular season activities due to school beginning and us losing the majority of our crew members. We will continue post-season work into September with harvesters and the Mobis, although our activities will be limited. We will also spend a few days with our hydro-mate collecting the large woody debris from the summer storms. This week crews will get as far as they can along their regular routes! Mayville crew will complete the west shores from Mayville Park to the Bell Tower in Chautauqua. Then head back along the east shores towards Hartfield. The Long Point harvesters will complete the west shore to the Bell Tower in Chautauqua then jump to the east shore and work from…
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