CT Lake Level Status for Trailerboaters
May 17, 2012
The following status report on Connecticut’s lake levels was issued Friday, May 11, by the CT DEEP. Note that changes in lake levels may have occurred after the recent rainfall.
EASTERN CT LAKE LEVELS & BOAT LAUNCHES:
A number of lakes that underwent winter drawdown have not yet refilled to typical spring levels due to this year’s dry weather. Additionally, several water bodies were drawn down to facilitate dam repairs. Reported lake depth status for the following water bodies is current as of
Wednesday, May 9:
- Bashan Lake (down 19”)
- Beseck Lake (down 12 “)
- Billings Lake (down 24”)
- Gardner Lake (down 17”)
- Lower Bolton Lake (down 15”)
- Mashapaug Lake (down 14”)
- Pickerel Lake (down 16”)
Launching of trailerboats is possible at all these lakes, but will require extra care and may be difficult for larger boats/trailers.
Ashland Lake, Glasgo Pond and Hopeville Pond have all refilled.
Beachdale Pond and Wyassup Lake continue to be drawn down for dam repairs, launching of trailered boats at these lakes is impossible.
LAKE HOUSATONIC will be drawn down 3’ during the weekend of May 12 and 13, 2012. During this time launching from the Indian Well boat launch will be very difficult.
To facilitate the Lake Housatonic draw down, LAKE LILLINONAH is scheduled to be drawn down 3-4’ below typical operating levels on Friday night, May 11, but then will begin immediate refilling, which will continue through the weekend. The Pond Brook launch will be difficult to impossible to launch at this weekend (especially on Saturday). The Route 133 launch should be usable, although more difficult (especially early in the weekend).
The state boat launch on BANTAM LAKE at the old Beverly’s Marina site is now open to use. The launch is open 24/7 and parking for the launch is restricted to an absolute maximum of 20 vehicles.