Starting Sunday, workers will lower Capitol Lake by 2 feet so they can replace screens between Capitol Lake’s ponds and the main lake.
The screens are needed to reduce the risk of Eurasian Watermilfoil fragments spreading from the ponds into the lake, according to the state’s Department of Enterprise Services.
The lake will be lowered during the high tide on Sunday evening. The screen replacement will happen Monday and Tuesday, and the lake will return to its normal level after the work is completed.
The work was originally scheduled for June but postponed to protect bats who rely on the lake for food and whose pups are nursing that time of year.