Lake Housatonic Authority

runMarine Patrol

The LHA acts as agent for the member towns in regard to patrolling Lake Housatonic to insure safe operation of watercraft.

scaleWeed Abatement

The LHA owns, staffs and operates a "weed harvester" to mow river bottom weeds when they become hazardous.

healthyWater Quality

The LHA has implemented a Water Quality Monitoring Program to generate a baseline that is indicative of the overall "health" or quality of the water.

Invasive Weed Control on Lake Housatonic

The LHA undertook a study this past summer to document the situation with our invasive weeds in preparation for becoming more aggressive about their control.

We now have the final report from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and have received a mitigation proposal from one of the control contractors suggested by the state, Solitude Lake management, to undertake a herbicide treatment this coming summer. Read more...

Spring Water Draw Down

The LHA has been notified that the draw down is scheduled for May 17th thru 20th with rain dates May 21st thru 24th. The drawdown was canceled due to rain on the original date and the rain dates. Conflicts with previously scheduled regattas and tournaments has made rescheduling difficult. It may not be possible to have a Spring drawdown. At this time we do not have a definitive answer.