[CT Birds] Fwd: Lake Whitney drawdown starting today

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Mon Aug 25 09:28:01 EDT 2014


As I noted several weeks ago, the RWA will be lowering the level of Lake Whitney. This may give some interesting habitat for migrating shorebirds.

Many areas of the upper Lake are only 2 to 4 feet deep. But they do not all drain down so far.

From: John Hudak <jhudak at rwater.com>
> Date: August 25, 2014 at 8:52:46 AM EDT
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> Subject: Lake Whitney drawdown starting today
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> Starting today we will be lowering the water level in Lake Whitney reservoir to facilitate routine dam maintenance activities.  The reservoir will be lowered by about five to seven feet below the level of the spillway, noticeably exposing some shoreline areas. We expect the work will last less than three weeks, after which we will allow the reservoir to refill. 
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