Lake Zoar Authority | Second Herbicide Treatment Rescheduled to Wednesday, 8-26-20
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.
Lake Zoar Authority, Lake Zoar, CT, Connecticut, Newtown, Southbury, Oxford, Monroe
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Second Herbicide Treatment
to Wednesday, 8-26-20

Second Herbicide Treatment
to Wednesday, 8-26-20

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




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 second annual treatment is rescheduled for Wednesday, August 26, 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 irrigationĀ 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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