Safe for Recreational use : 184' | What is this?
This is the current water level of Lake Lillinonah. Our safety indicator should be used as a guideline only; higher lake elevations cause more floating debris. Always use caution and watch out for floating debris when navigating Lake Lillinonah.
Safest: below 194'
Debris presence unlikely - safe for recreational use.
Caution: 194' to 195'
Debris possibly present - caution advised.
Use Extreme Caution: above 195'
Debris likely present - dangerous.
Posted: October 15, 2013
NOTICE OF LAKE LILLINONAH DRAWDOWN
Beginning on October 30, 2013, FirstLight Power Resources (“FirstLight”), the owner and operator of the Shepaug Hydroelectric Project, is lowering the reservoir water level of Lake Lillinonah approximately 9.5 feet from CL&P Elevation 195.5 (the licensed minimum operating elevation), to approximately 186.0 feet for annual maintenance. This is an additional 4 feet lower than the typical annual drawdown to CL&P elevation 190.0 to allow for the Route 133 boat ramp construction project to be completed by the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Lakefront Home Owners must have permits from both FirstLight and possibly their Municipality prior to performing shoreline work on waterfront property.
The water level is expected to begin to return to its normal elevation on November 17, 2013. Please note that this schedule may change at any time based on weather conditions and FirstLight’s need to generate electricity at the time of the drawdown.
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