Lake Zoar Treatment Notice:
September 27, 2022
NOTIFICATION OF AQUATIC TREATMENT SCHEDULING LAKE ZOAR
MONROE, NEWTOWN, OXFORD, SOUTHBURY
Last Updated 9/21/2021 2:40 PM est
In accordance with CT DEEP, Pesticide Division notification requirements, selected areas of Lake Zoar will be chemically treated with Reward (Diquat) herbicide targeting control of the aquatic nuisance plants Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed. The treatment is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, 2022. 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.
A map showing the specific treatment areas will be posted at the State Boat Ramp and at other public access sites, prior to treatment. The shorelines of treated areas will be posted with signs that list the following temporary water use restrictions to be imposed in treated areas: no restrictions for swimming, boating and fishing in treated areas; no use of treated lake water for drinking purposes for 3 days, no use of treated lake water for livestock or domestic animal consumption for 1 day, no use of treated lake water for irrigating turf or ornamentals for 3 days, no use of treated lake water for irrigating food crops or production ornamentals for 5 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
Details of the sites surveyed for treatment by Certified Lake Manager & Limnologist, Dr. George Knoecklein can be found in the Lake Zoar Mid Season Treatment Survey, available here.