IMG_1743The Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) is a volunteer lake monitoring and education program that is managed by DEC and the New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA).

CSLAP has three major objectives:

  • collect lake data for representative lakes throughout NYS
  • identify lake problems and changes in water quality
  • educate the public about lake conservation

2017 was the first year of CSLAP sampling on Canandaigua Lake. Two sites were selected, a northern sampling site (northeast off Tichenor Gully, 54 m depth) sampled by Ted and Susan Carman, and a southern site (mid-lake off Willow Grove Point, 78 m depth) sampled by Dee and Bert Crofton. Our samplers went out biweekly from June to the end of September for a total of eight sampling sessions at each site.

CLWA would like to thank our CSLAP volunteers for their commitment to this program and for all their efforts to help us gain additional knowledge about the water quality of Canandaigua Lake!

Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) Summary Reports

2017 CSLAP Monitoring

Canandaigua North Site 2017 CSLAP Report

Canandaigua South Site 2017 CSLAP Report

Additionally, the DEC published a comprehensive water quality summary of the 2017 CSLAP dataset from the twenty-two monitoring locations on the Finger Lakes.  2017 Finger Lakes Water Quality Report

A direct link to the Canandaigua Lake Chapter can be found here: Canandaigua Lake Report

2018 CSLAP Monitoring
Data was collected in 2018 by CSLAP volunteers Saralinda Hooker and Bert & Dee Crofton. 

Canandaigua North Site 2018 CSLAP Report

Canandaigua South Site 2018 CSLAP Report