Annual lake drawdowns by FirstLight Power Resources will start this month. Lake Zoar will begin on the 23rd through November 2st at the Stevenson Dam. Next will be Lake Lillinonah through November 13th at Shepaug Dam, both for inspection and maintenance. Candlewood Lake’s deep drawdown will start December 1st, until fishing season in April. This drawdown also includes Squantz Pond to freeze the Eurasian watermilfoil, reducing the amount that appears in the summer. Shoreline homeowners are encouraged to remove structures, boatlifts, and docks to prevent ice or flood damage during the winter.