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ROCHAMBEAU BRIDGE
RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

  The Connecticut Department of Transportation began construction activities for the rehabilitation of the Rochambeau Bridge, in Newtown and Southbury on Monday, June 15, 2020. The project was awarded to Middlesex Corporation on May 13, 2020, and is scheduled to be completed by December 23, 2023. The...

Rehabilitation of Rochambeau Bridge

CT DOT Press Release 06/10/2020 Rehabilitation of Rochambeau Bridge Carrying I-84 over the Housatonic River in Newtown and Southbury    The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the start of construction activities for the rehabilitation of the Rochambeau Bridge, in Newtown and Southbury, beginning Monday, June 15, 2020.  The project consists...

June Regular Meeting Has Been Cancelled

Please be advised that the Lake Zoar Authority meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 7:00pm, at the Monroe Town Hall, 7 Fan Hill Road, Monroe, CT 06468, is cancelled, due to COVID-19 public safety concerns. Any business from this meeting will be conducted at the...

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...

2020 Herbicide Treatment Rescheduled

UPDATE: The 2020 herbicide treatment plan has been tentatively rescheduled for June 23, weather permitting. The lake will be chemically treated with Reward (Diquat) herbicide to control the aquatic nuisance plants Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed, applied by SOLitude Lake Management.   The exact treatment date is dependent on...

WCSU professor receives grant for bacterial research

May 11, 2020  ♦  by WCSU News "DANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University Associate Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Edwin M. Wong has received a $20,000 grant from Praxair/Linde to fund his continuing environmental research. Wong currently is researching and investigating toxic Cyanobacteria...

ADVISORY: WHEN IN DOUBT,
STAY OUT!

Areas of Lake Zoar are currently green with visible blooms of cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae. Some of these cells produce toxins (Microcystin) that can make people and animals sick. Not all of the cells produce the toxin. Presence of the bloom does not indicate...

2020 Herbicide Treatment Planned for June

Lake Zoar is scheduled for herbicide treatment during the third week of June, between June 15 and 19, 2020, to be applied by SOLitude Lake Management. The lake will be chemically treated with Reward (Diquat) herbicide to control the aquatic nuisance plants Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf...