Caution : 194.5' | 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: July 20, 2005 in Pollution
The FOTL has funded an ongoing water quality study of the Still River influence by Hydro Tehnologies, Inc.of New Milford. To date, results stongly indicate that the Danbury sewage treatment plant is a significant and major source of nutrient loading in Lake Lillinonah. Although the Still River represents only about one twentieth of the Housatonic River as it becomes impounded in Lake Lillinonah, the levels of nitrogen and phosphorus are doubled due to the 10 million gallon/day average discharge from the sewage treatment plant. The FOTL has presented its findings to the CT DEP, Danbury officials and others to spur remedial action at the Danbury facility. By installing "best available technologies" there could be significant reductions of theoffending nutrients. To this end, the FOTL has also retained a consultant to evaluate the possible improvements to the Danbury treatment process and to make further recommendations to help correct the most likely causes for Lake Lillinonah's water quality issues.
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