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FirstLight announces drawdown schedule for area lakes

Planned drawdown schedules for some area lakes have been announced by FirstLight Hydro Generating Company. 


The Newtown Bee reports that the water level of Lake Zoar at the Stevenson Dam power station will be drawn down starting on October 28th.  It's a short schedule, with water levels returning to normal on November 6th.  The following day,  FirstLight will drawdown the water in Lake Lillinonah at the Shepaug Dam power station.  Water levels are scheduled to return to normal on November 16th. 


These two are scheduled for inspection and maintenance of the equipment. 


The longest drawdown is scheduled for Candlewood Lake at the Rocky River power station.  That is set for November 1st through April 8th.  Decreasing the water levels is meant to expose invasive Eurasian water milfoil to the freezing temperatures in the hopes of killing it off.

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