Research Partners

The Candlewood Lake Authority has partnered with many local organizations and educational institutions to further the scientific research being done on and around Candlewood Lake.


A sample of some of the research that has been conducted as a result of these partnerships: 


Western Connecticut State University (WCSU)

  • Feasibility of use of Milfoil Weevils to Control Eurasian Watermilfoil

  • Monitoring Colonization and Population Growth of Zebra Mussels in Reservoirs of the Housatonic River Basin

  • A Laboratory Examination of the Effectiveness of a Winter Seasonal Lake Drawdown to Control Invasive Eurasian watermilfoil.

    • Paper published in Journal of Lake and Reservoir Management in December 2014.  Nominated for the James LaBounty Award for Best Paper published in volume 30 #3 or #4, or volume 31 #1 or #2.  Journal Editorial Board felt that the paper was one of the more important contributions to lake and reservoir management in 2014.


WCSU and Goldring Family Foundation

  • Tracking movement of Triploid Grass Carp


Bureau of Reclamation

  • Feasibility of using CO2 to prevent living zebra mussel veligers from getting into the Housatonic River


Connecticut College and WCSU

  • An Assessment of Candlewood Lake Water Quality Trends

  • Statistical Assessment for Long-term Trends in Water Quality of Candlewood Lake, Connecticut, USA. 

    • Manuscript in preparation for submittal to the Journal of Lake and Reservoir Management


CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

  • Candlewood Lake Buffer Guidelines

  • ACTION PLAN for the Preservation of Candlewood Lake

  • Triploid Stocking Program at Candlewood Lake

  • Sawmill Brook Watershed Study



Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation