Optional CSLAP Observations

It's helpful to get more information about lakes, and it's most helpful if that information is collected in a standard way.  Additional data about your lakes can include:

Ice on - ice off dates

Is the duration of open water increasing?  Does the amount and duration of ice predict lake conditons?

Boat Counts & Recreational Survey

One way of getting at boat use is to simply count the number of boats along the shores. Another option is to look at a period of typical use and see how many boats, and what kinds of boats, are out on the water.  This includes what they are doing, for example, motoring, anchored, towing a skier, fishing. 

Anglers Survey

So anglers can provide their views on the fishing.

Zebra Mussel Monitoring

Check for the presence of zebra mussels in your lake.

Lake News MAR 12th

Regional HAB Summits Set

Harmful Algal Bloom Summit Information 

The last two HAB Summit Public sessions are coming up.  If you missed the first two, you can watch them here:    The remaining two will also be live streamed and recorded.  

North Country HAB Summit

Tuesday, March 20 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Best Western Ticonderoga

260 Burgoyne Road

Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Western New York
Monday, March 26 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, SUNY Monroe Community College, the Forum

1000 East Henrietta Road

Rochester, New York 14623 
Free parking in campus lots N and M

At these summits, nation-leading experts will work with local steering committees to begin development of tailored action plans to address the causes of algal blooms in the twelve priority waterbodies across the state. The action plans developed for each waterbody will be used to guide the development and implementation of priority projects, including new monitoring and treatment technologies. The action plans will be complete by the end of May and the lessons learned through these action plans will be applied to other impacted waterbodies.


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