Current Lake Resources
Click the link below to access the Chautauqua Lake Association’s Work Reports.
Click the link below to access the Chautauqua Lake Association’s Weekly Work Plans.
Visit the links below to view current and historical data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for Chautauqua Lake level at Bemus Point and discharge and gauge height on the Chadakoin River in Falconer.
Other Lake Resources
The 2012 TMDL for Chautauqua Lake sets guidelines for phosphorus reductions with in the lake and watershed.
The 2013 Dredging Feasibility Study for Chautauqua Lake evaluates the feasibility of a dredging project on Chautauqua Lake.
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 Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Action Plan identifies the causes of HABs in Chautauqua Lake and identifies actions that could be taken to reduce HABs.
The 2020 Harmful Algal Blooms Program Guide outlines how NYS DEC identifies and documents freshwater cyanobacteria HABs throughout the state, communicates
health risks to the public, provides guidance on bloom management, interacts with other agencies, and conducts research. Included in Chapter 6 is information regarding methods for bloom prevention and potential mitigation.
The NYS DEC 2021 Harmful Algal Bloom Research Guide highlights topics to advance the study, management, and mitigation of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in New York. For more information, click the link below.
The 2021 ‘Optimizing the Harmful Algal Bloom Interception, Treatment, and Transformation System (HABITATS)’ is a technical report published by the Engineer Research and Development Center of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The HABITATS program was tested on Chautauqua Lake during the summer of 2020.
The 2018 Chautauqua Lake Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) addresses the impacts of nuisance macrophytes on Chautauqua Lake and evaluates the extent that herbicides can be used in Chautauqua Lake.
2019 E&E White Paper for Chautauqua Lake Macrophyte Management
- Summary of Methods for Control of Aquatic Invasive and Nuisance Plants with Special Emphasis on Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myrophillum spicatum) and Curly-leaf Pondweed (Potamogeton crispus)
The 2021 Chautauqua Lake Memorandum of Understanding is a statement of the intent of all participants to work collaboratively and in good faith to achieve the common goal of an ecologically and economically healthy Chautauqua Lake.
This web page is an introduction to invasive aquatic macrophytes both within Chautauqua Lake and outside of Chautauqua Lake.
A Field Guide of Native Aquatic Macrophyte Species Found in Chautauqua Lake along with Current and Potential Non-Natives Species authored by Racine-Johnson Aquatic Ecologists can be found on the Chautauqua Lake Association’s website at the link below.
The Chautauqua Lake Watershed Stormwater Toolkit provides important information to help simplify and clarify the use of best management practices (BMPs) and permit processes and direct people to the appropriate agencies and offices prior to project implementation.
The 2010 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 Plant Part 2
- 2010 Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Plan Part 3
This is a link to a variety of sewage management plans for Chautauqua Lake.
The Village of Lakewood-Town of Busti Stormwater Management Engineering Study develops recommended improvements to address stormwater quality and quantity.
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The Erosion Diagnosis and Mitigation Study for Goose and Dutch Hollow Creeks is an in-depth analysis of both stream systems which identifies sources of erosion within these systems.
- 2014 Erosion Diagnosis and Mitigation Study for Goose and Dutch Hollow Creeks