In accordance with CT DEEP, Pesticide Division notification requirements, selected areas of Lake Zoar will be chemically treated with Reward (Diquat) herbicide and copper sulfate algaecide, targeting control the aquatic nuisance plants Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed. The treatment is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 23, 2017. 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 swimming in treated areas on the day of treatment; 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. Information on the specific date of application may be obtained from the person named below.
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; contact Colin Gosselin.