Lake Zoar Authority | Lake Zoar Treatment Notice
The Lake Zoar Authority is a multi-town organization consisting of representatives from the four towns that border the lake - Monroe, Newtown, Oxford, and Southbury. The Lake Zoar Authority is tasked with the goals of improving water quality and promoting safe boating on the lake.
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Lake Zoar Treatment Notice

Lake Zoar Treatment Notice

NOTIFICATION OF AQUATIC TREATMENT SCHEDULING LAKE ZOAR

 

MONROE, NEWTOWN, OXFORD, SOUTHBURY

In accordance with CT DEEP, Pesticide Division notification requirements, selected areas of Lake Zoar will be chemically treated with Reward (Diquat) herbicide, targeting control the aquatic nuisance plants Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed. The treatment is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Prior to treatment, the lake shoreline (in the treatment areas and at public access sites) will be posted with printed signs in accordance with DEEP requirements.

The shorelines of treated areas will be posted with signs that list the following temporary water use restrictions to be imposed in treated areas: swimming, boating, and fishing, no restrictions; no use of treated lake water for drinking purposes for 3 days, no use of treated lake water for livestock consumption for 1 day, no use of treated lake water for irrigation for 3 days. These temporary water use restrictions apply only to the areas treated and affected by treatment. The chemical application is being conducted by the State licensed firm, SOLitude Lake Management, of 590 Lake Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, Tel. (508) 865-1000.

 

The EPA’s Diquat Dibromide TRED Fact Sheet is available here

 

Download treatment area maps here: Southern, Northern

 

 

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