First Light Power will start water drawdowns later this month and next. Lake Zoar at the Stevenson Dam power station will be lowered for 9 days starting on Saturday. The annual Lake Lillinonah drawdown at the Shepaug Dam will start on November 2nd and will return to a normal elevation 7 days later. The Candlewood Lake drawdown will begin on November 1st. Some of the drawdowns are to allow for maintenance and inspections. On Candlewood, the Eurasian Milfoil gets exposed to the freezing winter temperatures killing off some of the invasive aquatic species.