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FirstLight to continue deep drawdown to kill zebra mussels in Candlewood Lake

The Candlewood Lake Authority and FirstLight Power are working together on further actions to increase possibility of eradicating invasive zebra mussels.  The deep drawdown will likely fall another foot to 1.5 feet.  CLA says exposure to the air and freezing temperatures is one of the best ways to kill living zebra mussels.  The organization says additional coverage will help ensure as many mussels are exposed as possible.  Before the end of February, the lake level will decrease to the 418 elevation, the lowest possible level for a deep drawdown year.  CLA also thanked members of the community who have searched, and continue to search, the shoreline for signs of zebra mussels, and then report any that are found.