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 Dee, Bert, Ted, and Susan for their commitment to this program and for all their efforts to help us gain additional knowledge about the water quality of Canandaigua Lake!
Summary Reports of the 2017 Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) program on Canandaigua Lake, provided by the DEC:
Additionally, the DEC published a comprehensive water quality summary of the 2017 CSLAP dataset from the twenty-two monitoring locations on the Finger Lakes. 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. A full report will be available in the Spring of 2019.