As a member of the NYS Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA), Seneca Lake Pure waters is eligible to participate in the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP). Trained volunteers are responsible for collecting biweekly water quality data and samples from multiple deep and shallow lake locations for key water quality indices throughout from June through September.
Water samples are sent to Upstate Fresh Water Institute in Syracuse, NY for analyses. The lab results and other lake measurements are forwarded to NYSFOLA and the NYS 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. Participation in the CSLAP program provides critical information for making management decisions.