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Citizen Statewide Lake Monitoring Assessment Program (CSLAP) Lakes

Citizen Statewide Lake Monitoring Assessment Program (CSLAP) Lakes

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.


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
Number of Years Samplednumber_of_years_samplednumber_of_years_sampledNumberNumber of years the lake has been sampled by CSLAP volunteers
LongitudelongitudelongitudeNumberLongitude in decimal degrees
LatitudelatitudelatitudeNumberLatitude in decimal degrees
Bathymetric Map available?bathymetric_map_available_yes_nobathymetric_map_available_yes_noTextIndicates if a bathymetric map is available for the lake
TowntowntownTextThe town in which the sampling location on the lake is in.
Water Quality Classificationwater_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.
Area (hectares)area_hectaresarea_hectaresNumberArea in hectares
Waterbody Index Numberwaterbody_index_numberwaterbody_index_numberTextA unique string used to identify the lake within New York State Regulations
Lake Namelake_namelake_nameTextName of lake
Location1 (zip)location1_ziplocation1_zipText
Location1 (address)location1_addresslocation1_addressText
Area (acres)area_acresarea_acresNumberThe area of lake in acres
Depth (feet)depth_feetdepth_feetNumberMean lake depth in feet
Sampling Yearssampling_yearssampling_yearsTextYears that the lake was sampled by CSLAP volunteers
Priority Waterbody List Numberpriority_waterbody_list_numberpriority_waterbody_list_numberTextPriority waterbody listing identification number. Blanks indicate lakes without an assigned priority waterbody list number.
Trophic Statetrophic_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
Public/Private Accesspublic_private_accesspublic_private_accessTextDescription of the access type to the lake
Public Access Descriptionpublic_accesspublic_accessTextDescription of public access to the lake
Watershed Namewatershed_namewatershed_nameTextThe major drainage basin within which the lake is located.
Mean Depth (meters)mean_depth_metersmean_depth_metersNumberMean lake depth in meters
Watershed Area (hectares)watershed_area_hectareswatershed_area_hectaresNumberLake watershed area in hectares
CountycountycountyTextThe county in which the sampling location on the lake is in.
DEC Regiondec_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.
Elevation (meters)elevation_meterselevation_metersNumberElevation in meters above sea level
CSLAP Numbercslap_numbercslap_numberNumberA unique number used to identify each program lake
Location1 (state)location1_statelocation1_stateText
Location1 (city)location1_citylocation1_cityText
Location1location1location1PointOpen Data/Socrata-generated geocoding data
Last Year Sampledlast_year_sampledlast_year_sampledNumberThe last year in which the lake was sampled by CSLAP volunteers
New York Zip Codes:@computed_region_wbg7_3whc:@computed_region_wbg7_3whcNumber
NYS Municipal Boundaries:@computed_region_yamh_8v7k:@computed_region_yamh_8v7kNumber
Public Access?access_yes_noaccess_yes_noTextIndicates if public access is available on lake

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