Lake Pocotopaug Commission Documents
The 2006 stormwater sampling targeted the same areas as the 2005 sampling. These areas are upgradient of existing ENSR sampling locations as well as locations previously sampled by the Lake Study Group (LSG) in 1991-1992 and locations where little stormwater sampling has been conducted.
Slide presentation summary of ENSR International's Lake Pocotopaug lake and watershed studies from 2001 through 2005. Includes summary of prior data from 1991 to 2000. Can be used to quickly understand our lake and watershed problems and assess ENSR's recommendations for solutions.
Copies of presentation slides shown at town council meeting describing 2005 storm water data and estimates of external nutrient loading to the lake.
Analysis and discussion of 2003 data with comparisons to historical data.
Update using 2002 data. Includes laboratory algal growth tests using Lake Pocotopaug water at various dilution's to determine nutrient reduction required to discourage growth.
First and most thorough report by ENSR and Dr. Ken Wagner about our lake and its algae bloom problems. Includes extensive measurement data from 2001 and analyses. Incorporates findings from prior studies.
WMC Consulting Engineers
Plan includes details for 1) modifications to P&Z, IWWC regulations, road standards, Plan of Development; 2) endorsement of prior study recommendations; 3) recommended improvements for 76 points surrounding the lake to reduce sediments, nutrients and pollution entering the lake from the watershed, total cost $3,122,000.
Ad Hoc Lake Advisory Committee
Presentation given at the March 15, 2007 LPC meeting describing how Lake Waramaug has been improved over a 20 year span.
The Emerging Science of Circulation for Improving Freshwater Lakes and Ponds, Implications for Lake Pocotopaug, Connecticut, December 21, 2006, Bruce A. Richards, Ph.D., CLM, NE Regional Manager SolarBee Division of Pump Systems, Inc., Hockessin, DE (PDF, 4.7 MB)
Presentation given to lake commission on December 21, 2006 on science of blue-green algae problem in Lake Pocotopaug. Includes description of how SolarBee circulation units can reduce the problem and improve lake water quality.