Cheshire Mulling Town-Led Lake Committee
Cheshire officials are considering forming a committee comprised of members from several town departments after a recent snafu with the draw-down of Cheshire Reservoir.
In anticipation of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Isaias two weeks ago, the decision was made by the Cheshire Lake District to open the floodgates to allow for the expected 4-6 inches of precipitation.
Not only did those numbers not materialize, but one of the gates got stuck in the open position and caused the lake to drop more than 5 inches, which caused problems for boat owners and residents. The Highway Department and state Department of Conservation and Recreation got involved, and a representative from the state's Office of Dam Safety was called to assess the problem.
The issue has since been repaired but the town is looking to cover all its bases when it comes to the hugely popular recreation spot.
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