Most boaters won't be allowed to take their big boats to Candlewood Lake in Danbury, Conn., this summer after new regulations were passed by the state.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is restricting both powerboats and sailboats that are 26 feet in length or greater from Candlewood Lake – one of the most popular boating lakes in the state -- unless they have been authorized for use by the department's commissioner.
“Candlewood’s popularity over the years has led to big and powerful boats on the lake that can create whitewater like you might find on Long Island Sound,” said state Sen. Michael McLachlan, R-Danbury. “That’s why these new rules are so important to the future of the lake and to the economic and recreational activity it generates. We all enjoy Candlewood Lake and want to ensure that future generations can enjoy it as much as we have.”