Lake Zoar Authority | July
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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July 2020

Notice from the
Candlewood Lake Authority

FirstLight Power to Temporarily Close Candlewood Lake Islands Due to Covid-19 Concerns  - NOTICE -- New Milford, Connecticut, July 29, 2020 – At the request of local public officials FirstLight will temporarily close access to all islands owned by the company on Candlewood Lake, effective August 1, 2020, to ensure social...

Congress Advances Key
Boating Safety Priorities

  7/28/2020 12:00:00 AM | General Government Relations - "The bill includes a provision that would mandate the wear of engine cut-off devices for operators of boats under 26 feet while under way—a critical safety measure that law enforcement, manufacturers, and the recreational boating community strongly support. This...

Personal Watercraft Thefts

Recently several thefts of personal water crafts have been reported on Lake Zoar. Please read the attached article for some important tips on how to prevent yours from being stolen. Anyone who has ever had a personal watercraft stolen knows there is nothing quite like that initial...


Lake Zoar Authority P.O. Box 931 Southbury, CT 06488 Email:     Member Towns   Monroe-Newtown-Oxford-Southbury     The regular meeting of the Lake Zoar Authority was held Monday, July 6, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. online via Zoom:     Commissioners Present: Gary Fillion, Chariman Lesley Pires, Secretary Frank Cavallo John Downs Herbert Garber Bill May Mark Saksa Dick Speer Jeff Thomas   Absent: Ed Kusinski, Vice Chairman Bob Mouchantat,...

Second Herbicide Treatment
to Wednesday, 8-26-20

UPDATE: The August 2020 herbicide treatment has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 26, 2020, weather permitting.   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)...

Microcystin toxin report
for July 1, 2020

Here are this week’s assay results for Microcystin levels at tested public beach sites. Samples were collected July 1, 2020, below or away from any floating bloom material. Results meet the assay kit’s QC criteria.   The U.S. EPA and CT DPH currently advise a Microcystin threshold...