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The Lake Zoar Authority Marine Patrol has given an update to the Authority about their work after the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped several inches of water on Connecticut.  Marine Patrol officers were able to remove some debris, and high currents at the Shepaug damn helped to flush garbage out. But the Stevenson damn flood gates were closed, and the water backed up over the weekend of September 4th.  Patrol officers again worked to remove logs and parts of docks with nails. The I-84 construction zone in Newtown under the Rochembeau Bridge was an area with high currents, and the “no wake zone” floats blew down to the Stevenson damn. They were manually retrieved and returned.  The floats now say “channel closed,” as a steel beam is erected across the channel. One patrol boat is now docked in Newtown, so there is one boat north and one south of the construction site at all times. The channel   was closed all of last week.

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