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Candlewood Lake drawdown begins

FirstLight Power Resources has started their biennial shallow drawdown of Candlewood Lake.  The owner and operator of the Rocky River Hydroelectric Power Station in New Milford got off to a late start on the shallow drawdown because of a mechanical malfunction of one the pumps used to refill the lake at the Rocky River Power Station. 

 

FirstLight delayed the drawdown so that repairs could be made to the pump.  Without it there was a possibility that First Light would be unable to refill Candlewood Lake in time for the recreational season. The second pump used for refilling the lake has been out for major rework.  Repairs were completed on Saturday.

 

They immediately began drawing the lake level downward.  It takes about three weeks or so, depending upon several factors to reach the desired water level.

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