The past two months have been productive for the Chautauqua Lake Association in New York, and the work is just getting started. July is expected to be even more productive with the expansion to a third site to efficiently maintain Chautauqua Lake’s ecology.
To date this season, the Lakewood and Long Point crews have removed 183 truck loads of aquatic vegetation from Chautauqua Lake, totaling more than 3 million pounds. Last week alone the CLA crews removed 500,00 pounds of vegetation from the lake.
Not only does the Chautauqua Lake Association use aquatic plant harvesters to cut and remove the lake weeds, but they also remove floating debris, shoreline and post-storm clean-up, plus scientific monitoring to meet lake management needs.