A new report authored by two college professors and the head of the Candlewood Lake Authority is looking at the water quality of the state's biggest body of water. CLA Executive Director Larry Marsicano says there are a few issues facing the lake: the potential for zebra mussels, the annual battle with invasive milfoil and a blue-green algae bloom that flared up this fall.
The towns that surround the lake have hired New England Environmental Incorporated to study the water quality issues.
The report that came out recently by the CLA studied water quality over 20+ years. It was sent to officials there and to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.