Lake Lillinonah Article

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Lake Lillinonah
Lake showing dam
Lake Lillinonah near the Shepaug Dam, April 10, 2010
Lake Lillinonah is located in Connecticut
Lake Lillinonah
Lake Lillinonah
Location Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°28′08″N 73°18′43″W / 41.469°N 73.312°W / 41.469; -73.312
LAKE LILLINONAH Latitude and Longitude:

41°28′08″N 73°18′43″W / 41.469°N 73.312°W / 41.469; -73.312
Type reservoir
Managing agencyLake Lillinonah Authority, CL&P
First floodedSeptember 27, 1955 (1955-09-27)
Max. length12 to 14 miles (19 to 23 km)
Surface area1,547 to 1,900 acres (626 to 769 ha)
Max. depth110 feet (34 m)
Shore length145 miles (72 km)
References [1]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Lillinonah is located in Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties of Western Connecticut, in the northeastern United States. [2] It is the second largest lake in Connecticut, smaller only than Candlewood Lake. [2] The lake is bordered by six towns: Brookfield, Bridgewater, Newtown, New Milford, Roxbury, and Southbury. [2] It was formed in 1955 by impoundment of the Housatonic River and the Shepaug River by the Shepaug Dam which was built by the Connecticut Light and Power Company. [2] Some of the most expensive real estate in Connecticut is located on the shores of the lake, in the towns of Brookfield, Bridgewater and Newtown.


  1. ^ "About". Lake Lillinonah Authority. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
  2. ^ a b c d Jeffrey, Angie (2005-08-16). "Lake Lillinonah has colorful history". The News-Times. Retrieved 2012-03-26.

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