We received this updated information from the Old Lyme Selectman’s office at 11:05 a.m. this morning:
In accordance with the Connecticut DEEP, Pesticide Division notification requirements, Rogers Lake in Old Lyme & Lyme will be chemically treated on Tuesday, July 5, with the USEPA/CT DEEP registered aquatic herbicide Clipper (flumioxazin) to control the non-native aquatic plants fanwort and variable watermilfoil.
The designated treatment areas will be closed to swimming on the day of treatment as an extra precaution.
Warning posters depicting the treatment areas and the associated water use restrictions will be posted at points of access around the lake. Additionally, use of the lake water for irrigation purposes will be restricted for a period of five days or until July 11, following treatment.
The work is being performed under contract to the Towns of Old Lyme & Lyme, CT pursuant to a permit issued by the CT DEEP (Permit # AQUA-2016-352). Information regarding this treatment may be obtained from the state licensed firm SOLitude Lake Management. Contact: Keith Gazaille, Regional Director (508) 865-1000
Funding provided by the Aquatic Invasive Species Management Grant and Prevention and Education Program administered by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.