News and Public Notices

Land Management Department - The lands and waters of the Housatonic River Project encompass a total of 10,000 acres with 200 miles of shoreline. The Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for the Housatonic River Project was developed as a requirement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) providing FirstLight’s a license to generate electricity. Permits are required for the use of all lands and waters within FirstLight’s Project Boundaries. The SMP and other FirstLight publications provide guidance on shoreline management and permit requirements... Learn More

Land Management Department - September 17, 2021 - FirstLight Annual Drawdown of Candlewood Lake, Lake Lillinonah, and Lake Zoar. FirstLight Power (FirstLight), the owner and operator of the Rocky River pumped hydroelectric station, will conduct a drawdown of Candlewood Lake, which includes Squantz Pond. In consultation with the Connecticut Department of Energy... Read More

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