Lower Bolton Lake Boat Launch
BoltonHealth Alert-Blue-Green Algae Bloom
October 8, 2021
On October 7, 2021 state and local officials observed evidence of a blue-green algae bloom at the northern lake area and state boat launch. The conditions observed are considered a category 2/category 3 algae bloom. Elevated cell counts are typically associated with these conditions.
Direct exposure to algae tainted water by way of ingestion, inhalation, or contact with skin may pose a risk to health.
Please no swimming, and keep your pets out of the water. Please avoid skin contact with the water when boating and fishing. If fishing, catch and release is recommended.
Weekly monitoring of conditions will occur moving forward until bloom dissipates. The community will be notified of the bloom dissipation at that time.
If you have any questions, please call the Eastern Highlands Health District at 860-429-3325.
Additional information on algae blooms can be found at:
Blue-Green Algae Blooms (Cyanobacteria Blooms)
An 18 inch drawdown is scheduled to commence on or about October 30, 2021. The drawdown will be managed to restore the normal water surface elevation by early April 2022.
Site Sketch of the Lower Bolton Lake Boat Launch
|Address:||1025 Boston Turnpike, Bolton|
|Directions:||North off Route 44 in Bolton just west of the Quaryville cemetery.|
|Lake Area:||175 Acres|
|Regulations:||Motors limited to 6 HP.|
|Access Road Surface:||Paved|
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Content Last Updated on June 6, 2020.