First Light Power has announced winter drawdown plans.
A deep drawdown is scheduled on Candlewood Lake and Squantz Pond this year in an effort to kill off the invasive Eurasian water milfoil by exposing it to freezing temperatures. The drawdown will take place after December 1st and last through April, when fishing season resumes.
Lake Lillinonah will have a fall drawdown from October 26th through November 9th, for maintenance and inspection at Shepaug Dam. Lake Zoar's fall drawdown for maintenance and inspection at Stevenson Dam is scheduled for November 10th through the 24th.
All homeowners are encouraged to remove their structures, boatlifts and docks prior to the winter season to prevent ice of flood damage.