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 17th
DEC Issues 2017 Finger Lakes Water Quality Report
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Finger Lakes Watershed Hub has released its 2017 Finger Lakes Water Quality Report: Summary of Historic Finger Lakes Data and the 2017 Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment ProgramRead More Read ALL