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Fall Lake Drawdown October 26th - Nov 9th, 2018

by LLA Board on 09/18/18

Beginning on October 26th, 2018 FirstLight will begin its annual drawdown of Lake Lillinonah at the Shepaug Dam to conduct planned maintenance and inspection activities.  The drawdown will lower lake levels to minimum pond levels for appropriately 2 weeks, returning to normal elevation on or around November 9th, 2018.

Please note that this schedule may change at any time in order to deal with unexpected storm activity. We will make every effort to post any changes to the expected schedule or water levels as they are made known to us.

Lake Herbicide Treatment - July 2nd, 2018

by LLA Board on 06/29/18

In accordance with Connecticut D.E.E.P. Pesticide Division notification requirements, selected areas of Lake Lillinonah in Brookfield will be chemically treated with Reward (diquat) herbicide for control of non-native Eurasian watermilfoil and curly-leaf pondweed.   The treatment is scheduled for Monday, July 2nd.  Use of the lake water within and for a distance of 500-feet beyond the treatment areas will be restricted for swimming on the day of treatment, livestock watering for 1 day following treatment or until July 3rd, drinking or domestic purposes for 3-days or until July 6th and irrigation for 5-days following treatment or until July 8th.  The Connecticut D.E.E.P. and surrounding town boat ramps will remain open.  Prior to treatment, the lake shoreline around the treatment areas will be posted with signs showing the extent of the treatment areas and applicable water use restrictions in accordance with Connecticut D.E.E.P. requirements.

High Water Alert - June 18, 2018

by LLA Board on 06/16/18

First Light Power will be performing their annual audit this coming Monday, June 18, 2018.  As a result, they will raise the water level in Lake Lillinonah from now through Monday until it reaches its maximum level until the test is performed.  Please use extreme caution when boating, as these high-water levels will likely bring out dangerous amounts of floating debris into the lake.  Also be aware that boat lifts may not be high enough to keep your boat out of the water; it may be a good idea to secure your boat to your dock through this weekend at least.

Special Meeting To Discuss Weed Control - May 8th, 2018 7:00pm

by LLA Board on 05/08/18

Please join the Lake Lillinonah Authority and select vendors to a special meeting of the Lake Authority to discuss weed control for the lake. The following vendors are expected to participate in the discussion Tuesday night 7:00pm, May-8th 2018.

  • C&D Underwater Maintenance
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Research (AER)
  • NE Aquatic

The meeting is open to the public and will take place at the Brookfield Town Hall in room 133 at 7:00pm.

Fall Lake Drawdown Nov 6th - Nov 20th, 2017

by LLA Board on 09/06/17

Beginning on November 6, 2017 FirstLight will begin its annual drawdown of Lake Lillinonah at the Shepaug Dam to conduct planned maintenance and inspection activities.  The drawdown will lower lake levels to minimum pond levels for 2 weeks, returning to normal elevation on November 20, 2017.

Please note that this schedule may change at any time in order to deal with unexpected storm activity. We will make every effort to post any changes to the expected schedule or water levels as they are made known to us.

2017 Fireworks Display - Postponed Until Sunday 7/2/2017

by LLA Board on 07/01/17

Due to weather concerns, the annual fireworks display has been postponed until Sunday, 7-2-2017. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Fall Lake Drawdown Nov 7th - Nov 16th, 2016

by LLA Board on 09/07/16

Beginning on November 7, 2016 FirstLight will begin its annual drawdown of Lake Lillinonah at the Shepaug Dam to conduct planned maintenance and inspection activities.  The drawdown will lower lake levels to minimum pond levels for 10 days, returning to normal elevation on November 16, 2016.

Please note that this schedule may change at any time in order to deal with unexpected storm activity. We will make every effort to post any changes to the expected schedule or water levels as they are made known to us.

 

Save the Lake Day - June 4, 2016

by LLA Board on 06/02/16

Once again it time for the annual Lake Lillinonah Save The Lake Day!  Residents and those who utilize the lake are urged to give back by helping to maintain the shoreline and environment. Those willing to participate can meet at the Route 133 boat ramp in Bridgewater at 9:00AM.  Wear protective clothing and boots that work on wet shoreline.  The event is scheduled to start at 9:00AM and end around Noon when light refreshments will be served to the volunteers. If you happen to have a pontoon boat or vessel that can be used to transport trash or volunteers, please feel free to bring it along as we can use all the support you can provide.

Fall Lake Drawdown Nov 2nd - Nov 8th, 2015

by LLA Board on 09/25/15

Beginning on November 2, 2015 FirstLight will begin its annual drawdown of Lake Lillinonah at the Shepaug Dam to conduct maintenance and inspection activities.  The drawdown will lower lake levels to minimum pond levels for 7 days, returning to normal elevation on November 8, 2015.

Please note that this schedule may change at any time in order to deal with unexpected storm activity. We will make every effort to post any changes to the expected schedule or water levels as they are made known to us.

 

 

 

Possible high water advisory - Weekend of May 8th

by LLA Board on 05/08/15

Due continued work on the Lake Zoar dam, additional ponding may occur on Lake Lillinonah over the May 8th weekend causing the water level to be higher than normal. Higher water levels generally increase the amount of floating debris in the lake so caution should be exercised when using the lake for recreational purposes.

Save the Lake Day

by LLA Board on 05/08/15

From our friends at Friends of The Lake - It is that time of year again when they need your help with the annual 'Save the Lake Day' cleanup of Lake Lillinonah.

Volunteers, please gather at the route 133 boat launch in Bridgewater at 9AM on Saturday, May 30. You'll be transported around the lake to collect man-made debris from the shoreline.

If you can provide a pontoon boat, or other boat to transport people around the lake and retrieve folks with their collections, please contact FOTL by sending a note to info@friendsofthelake. 

2014 Fall Lake Drawdown Nov-10th to Nov-16th

by LLA Board on 10/14/14

The 2014 Fall lake drawdown will be held this year starting on November-10th and will run through to November-16th. The lake level will be dropped down to the 190' elevation line. 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Lake Lillinonah State Boat Launch

by LLA Board on 04/10/14

You are cordially invited to attend the official ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly renovated Lake Lillinonah State Boat Launch.  The event will take place on April 23, 2014 at 3pm.

Lake Lillinonah Boat Ramp - 199 Main Street South, Bridgewater CT

Fall Lake Drawdown Oct-30th to Nov-17

by LLA Board on 10/09/13

The 2013 Fall lake drawdown will be held this year starting on October-30th and will run through to November-17th. The lake level will be dropped down to the 186' elevation line. For boat owners that were not able to remove their boats before the state boat ramp at the Route-133 bridge was closed for renovations, Newtown Parks & Recreation has allowed local boat owners the use of the Newtown town ramp to remove their boats. This ramp is located at the end of Hanover Road in Newtown. The ramp is available only to REMOVE boats that are still in the water and will be open Saturday & Sunday for the last two weekends of October (10/19 and 10/26). Thanks to Amy and the town of Newtown for giving boat owners this option. Please note, if there are any issues or for some reason the gate is locked, please call the Lake Authority phone line at (203) 364-4002.

Danbury Wastewater Treatment Plant - Non Compliant Discharge Levels

by LLA Board on 03/13/13

The Danbury Wastewater Treatment Plant (DWTP) is planning to continue discharging phosphorus at non compliant levels into Limekiln Brook, the Still River and, ultimately, Lake Lillinonah for a new five year period. 

More information on this issue can be found here.

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