Citizen Statewide Lake Monitoring Assessment Program (CSLAP) Lakes | Last Updated 17 Oct 2019

The dataset represents the lakes participating in the Citizen Statewide Lake Monitoring Assessment Program (CSLAP). CSLAP is a volunteer lake monitoring and education program that is managed by DEC and New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA). The data collected through the program is used to identify water quality issues, detect seasonal and long term patterns, and inform volunteers and lake residents about water quality conditions in their lake. The program has delivered high quality data to many DEC programs for over 25 years.The dataset catalogs CSLAP lake information; including: lake name, lake depth, public accessibility, trophic status, watershed area, elevation, lake area, water quality classification, county, town, CSLAP status, years sampled, and last year sampled.

Tags: volunteer, lake, water quality, monitoring

This dataset has the following 26 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
CSLAP Numbercslap_numbernumberA unique number used to identify each program lake
Lake Namelake_nametextName of lake
Waterbody Index Numberwaterbody_index_numbertextA unique string used to identify the lake within New York State Regulations
Elevation (meters)elevation_metersnumberElevation in meters above sea level
Area (hectares)area_hectaresnumberArea in hectares
Water Quality Classificationwater_quality_classificationtextThe lakes designated best usage classification. A,AA, AASpec = Drinking water supply; B = Public Bathing; C = Recreation; (T) trout survival; (TS) trout propagation.
DEC Regiondec_regiontextNYSDEC Region where facility is located: Region 1: (Long Island) Nassau and Suffolk counties; Region 2: (New York City) Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island; Region 3: (Lower Hudson Valley) Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties; Region 4: (Capital Region/Northern Catskills) Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie counties; Region 5: (Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain) Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties; Region 6: (Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario) Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence counties; Region 7: (Central New York) Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga and Tompkins counties; Region 8: (Western Finger Lakes) Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties; Region 9: (Western New York) Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming counties.
CountycountytextThe county in which the sampling location on the lake is in.
TowntowntextThe town in which the sampling location on the lake is in.
Watershed Area (hectares)watershed_area_hectaresnumberLake watershed area in hectares
Mean Depth (meters)mean_depth_metersnumberMean lake depth in meters
Watershed Namewatershed_nametextThe major drainage basin within which the lake is located.
Bathymetric Map available?bathymetric_map_available_yes_notextIndicates if a bathymetric map is available for the lake
Public Access Descriptionpublic_accesstextDescription of public access to the lake
Public Access?access_yes_notextIndicates if public access is available on lake
Public/Private Accesspublic_private_accesstextDescription of the access type to the lake
LatitudelatitudenumberLatitude in decimal degrees
LongitudelongitudenumberLongitude in decimal degrees
Priority Waterbody List Numberpriority_waterbody_list_numbertextPriority waterbody listing identification number. Blanks indicate lakes without an assigned priority waterbody list number.
Number of Years Samplednumber_of_years_samplednumberNumber of years the lake has been sampled by CSLAP volunteers
Trophic Statetrophic_statetextA ranking of nutrient enrichment status of a lake where: oligotrophic = nutrient poor and low productivity; mesotrophic = moderately productive; and eutrophic = very productive and fertile; mesoligotrophic = between oligotrophic and mesotrophic; mesoeutrophic = between mesotrophic and eutrophic
Sampling Yearssampling_yearstextYears that the lake was sampled by CSLAP volunteers
Depth (feet)depth_feetnumberMean lake depth in feet
Area (acres)area_acresnumberThe area of lake in acres
Last Year Sampledlast_year_samplednumberThe last year in which the lake was sampled by CSLAP volunteers
Location1location1locationOpen Data/Socrata-generated geocoding data