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Chautauqua Watershed Notes

September 8, 2013

“It’s always something,” the late Gilda Radner’s hilarious character Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say. It’s always something in the Chautauqua Watershed too....

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Sep-08-13 8:23 AM

Earlier this summer while on the shoreline of the smallest finger lake, Canadice, which is quite a bit smaller than Chautauqua but of similar depth, I noticed how incredibly clear the water is even in shallow areas of the shoreline. The one aspect of this lake that is rare among NYS or any lakes is that it is almost entirely undeveloped, instead it is mostly wooded. This tells me that the manicured grass lawns of the Chautauqua shoreline probably are a true big contributor, maybe the biggest, to the lake's weed and algae problems.

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