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Lake Monitoring

Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program


As a member of the New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA), Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association is eligible to participate in the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP). Participation in the CSLAP program provides critical information for making management decisions.

Trained volunteers collect biweekly water quality data and samples from multiple deep and shallow lake locations for key water quality indices from June through September.

Water samples are sent to the Upstate Fresh Water Institute in Syracuse, NY for analyses. The lab results and other lake measurements are forwarded to NYSFOLA and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

Each participating lake receives a report highlighting the year’s sampling results. In addition, results are stored electronically to allow for comparison of historical data and current conditions. Check out links to water quality reports below! 

Water Quality Reports 

 Learn about our other citizen science programs: Stream Monitoring, Bloom Monitoring, and Lake Level MonitoringTo start  volunteering, click here.


Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association

P.O. Box 247

Geneva, NY 14456


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