Lake Beseck Living

~All things Lake Beseck brought together in one informative space~

Whether you are interested in family activities in the area, efforts being made toward issues such as weed control and algae of the lake, becoming a volunteer, or you want to stay on top of crime events in the area, this is the place to be.

Lake Bottom Blanket Install April 2019

The Lake Bottom Blanket is an effective chemical free option for the control of aquatic weeds that have detrimental effects on water quality and the recreational use of Lakes and Ponds. The blankets were created for lake front property owners who wish to rid their waterfront of aquatic weeds. They come in a variety of sizes that will best fit your needs. New research is finding that in less than 4 weeks you can eliminate weeds for the entire season. Here, with the assistance of CT Agricultural Experiment Station and Aquatic Ecosystem Research, we are installing several 10' x 40' barriers in the swim area. The barriers have sewn pockets that rebar slides into to weight them to the lake bottom. The company suggests using 3/8" rebar, with an option of using 1/2" on the ends if you need additional weight. Due to storm events that create water turbulence from our outfalls, we used 1/2" rebar on the ends and also added a couple more pieces toward the middle of the mats - (6) 10' x 3/8" pieces and (4) 10' x 1/2" pieces for 40' length mats. The barriers in the swim area will stay down for 1 month and be removed prior to Memorial Day. We've heard good things about these particular weed barriers. CT Ag Station has also used them for some time now and has had good things to say about them as well. To learn more, you can check them out for yourself, here:

Unveiling of Lake Beseck - November 12 2013

Follow me on a journey of the unveiling of Lake Beseck.

A 16' drawdown for the purpose of a dam repair did not only reveal a fascinating 1920's trolley bed, but a lake congested with silt, invasive plants and years worth of garbage in need of our attention.

As the drawdown progressed, nature began its course. A variety of birds are seen wading in the vegetation stalking their prey, diving from the sky carrying fish away in their talons and standing in the shallows waiting for fish that are trying to escape to deeper water. 

A month of captivation embracing a variety of perspectives.