Lake Housatonic to be lowered June 1

Lake Housatonic, which is held back by the Derby-Shelton Dam, will be lowered for routine inspection June 1. City of Derby photo.

Lake Housatonic, which is held back by the Derby-Shelton Dam, will be lowered for routine inspection June 1. City of Derby photo.

The water level of Lake Housatonic will be lowered from elevation 25.2 feet to 22.22 feet beginning at midnight Friday, June 1, so that Derby Dam can be inspected and maintained, and to enable shoreline residents to inspect and maintain their properties.

Lowering the water level of Lake Housatonic is contingent on river flow conditions and FirstLight Power Resources’ need to generate electricity at the time of the drawdown at its upstream dams. The water level is expected to return to normal by midnight Sunday, June 2.

If it should not be feasible to draw down Lake Housatonic on those dates, the alternate plan is to begin lowering it at midnight on Friday, June 8, and returning the water to normal level no later than midnight on Sunday, June 9.

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  • Shannon

    Do we know if this is still happening?

    • Donald Eng

      Yes it is.

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