Management within the lake and watershed is informed by a number of key guidance documents.
Documents such as the 2010 Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Plan, 2012 Total Maximum Daily Load for Phosphorus in Chautauqua Lake (TMDL), and 2017 Macrophyte Management Strategy (MMS) form a framework of planning and prioritization for stakeholders. These resources cover topics including best management practices, strategies, monitoring, permitting, laws and regulations, among others.
Several key documents are listed below, and an expanded list can be found on our Resources Page.
|The Village of Lakewood and Town of Busti Stormwater|
Management Engineering Study evaluates existing conditions and develops recommended improvements to address impacts of stormwater flow on the water quality of Chautauqua Lake.
|–2018 Lakewood/Busti Stormwater Engineering Study|
|The Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Action Plan seeks to identify factors contributing to HABs in Chautauqua Lake and identifies actions that could be taken to address HABs. The plan was published by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Health, and Department of Agriculture and Markets.||–2018 Chautauqua Lake HAB Action Plan|
|5-Year Implementation Strategy and Multi-Criteria Analysis Tool for the management of Chautauqua Lake and its watershed.||–2018 5-Year Implementation Strategy and 2020 Update to the Multi Criteria-Analysis (MCA) Tool|
|The Macrophyte Management Strategy (MMS) provides a set of guidelines for the management of macrophytes in Chautauqua Lake.||–2017 Macrophyte Management Strategy (MMS) Executive Summary|
–2017 MMS Part 1
–2017 MMS Part 2
–2017 MMS Appendix 1
|The Total Maximum Daily Load for Phosphorus in Chautauqua Lake (TMDL) sets guidelines for phosphorus reductions with in the lake and watershed.||–2012 TMDL for Phosphorus in Chautauqua Lake|
|The Chautauqua Lake Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) is a locally prepared long-term management program for the shores of Chautauqua Lake.||–2011 Chautauqua Lake LWRP|
|The Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Plan identifies strategies and recommendations to protect and improve water quality in Chautauqua Lake and its watershed.||–2010 Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Plan Part 1|
–2010 Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Plan Part 2
–2010 Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Plan Part 3