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.
So anglers can provide their views on the fishing.
Zebra Mussel Monitoring
Check for the presence of zebra mussels in your lake.
Lake News OCT 9th
23rd Western Regional Conference October 21, 2017
Join us on Silver Lake in Wyoming County. The gathering includes a buffet style lunch and great talks. TO REGISTER: GO TO THE EVENTS TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE. AND SCROLL DOWN TO REGIONAL CONFERENCES.
The deadline for registration will be Oct 12th, 2017.
1. Panel Discussion - Faculty and staff from SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Brockport, the University of Buffalo, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) will discuss ways that lake associations can use college programs and expertise more effectively.
2. Dr. Joseph Atkinson, Chair , Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Buffalo will talk about ongoing research on harmful algal blooms in Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario.
3. Doug Conroe, Chautauqua Lake Association, talks about collaborative efforts with academic institutions..
4. Meg Wilkinson, Invasive Species Database Program Coordinator, NY Natural Heritage Program, shows how to use the IMAP Invasive System smartphone app. Assisting her in the “show and tell “ program will be students from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and the RIT.
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