If a lot of leaves get into Candlewood Lake, officials say they will decompose and can rob the water of vital oxygen. The decomposing leaves can also contribute nutrients to things such as algae blooms. In an effort to prevent that, the Candlewood Lake Authority is reminding residents not to dump or blow leaves into the lake.
The CLA says most shoreline homeowners are responsible. CLA is also asking resident who have a lawn service, to notify them to not rake or blow leaves into the water.
They haven't seen any large algae blooms so far this fall like were seen a couple of years ago. But the CLA says it is weather dependant and that could change. There has been spotty incidents reported by residents, but no widespread reports of algae blooms.