Lake Zoar Authority | Announcements
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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Fall 2020 Drawdown Schedule Released

NOTICE: FirstLight, the owner and operator of the Stevenson Dam hydroelectric power station will perform the fall drawdown of Lake Zoar for 11 days beginning on October 23, 2020. Water levels will return to a normal elevation of 103ft on November 2nd, 2020. ...

“CT lakes take a break
from toxic blue-green algae”

by Katrina Koerting Sep. 7, 2020 Professor Ed Wong, Western Connecticut State University, looks at a water sample from Lake Zoar at Jackson Cove Park, in Oxford, Conn, on Wednesday morning, September 2, 2020. Wong is monitoring cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in the lake. Photo: H John Voorhees III...

FINAL 2020
Microcystin toxin report
for September 2, 2020

  “From: Ghada Hafez<> Date: Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 10:02 AM Subject: Final microcystin toxin report for Sep 02, 2020 To: <   Here are the final week’s assay results for Microcystin levels at tested public beach sites. Samples were collected Sept  02, 2020, below or away from any floating bloom material. Results...


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...