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Corps closes access to Northfield Brook Lake, Black Rock Lake, and Thomaston Dam recreation areas in Connecticut due to heavy rain, flooding

Published June 14, 2013

THOMASTON, CT – The Army Corps of Engineers announced today that on June 14, 2013 it has temporarily closed all public access to the recreation area at Northfield Brook Lake, Route 254, in Thomaston as a result of flooding received Thursday June 13, 2013. The park will remain closed until further notice as to allow the Corps to empty stored flood waters and perform cleanup and maintenance checks to ensure visitor safety. Also closed are the Leadmine Brook area at Thomaston Dam and the trail bike riding area. Also, the reservoir road to the Black Rock Lake in Rt 109 will be closed.

Areas may be partially opened for visitor access as flood waters recede and after inspections are completed by Corps personnel to determine if areas are safe for public access. As such, the public should refrain from entering any areas until they are reopened by the Corps. The Corps will issue a notice when areas are reopened for public use. 

For up-to date information, visitors may contact the Thomaston Dam Project Office at (860) 283-5540.

Vincent Gualtieri
Tim Dugan

Release no. 2013-051