Harmful Algal Bloom advisory for Lake Hopatcong remains in effect

NJDEP update 7/3/2019

DEP sampling indicates that cell counts for cyanobacteria causing the bloom remain above the New Jersey Health Advisory Guidance levels. Consequently, the DEP advises continued closure of public swimming beaches and recommends the public avoid bodily contact with lake water. This means swimming and watersports such jet-skiing, water-skiing, paddle-boarding, canoeing or kayaking should be avoided. There is no suggested limitation on more passive boating that does not involve bodily contact with lake water.

The NJDEP is continuing to monitor the situation.   The next planned sampling event will be on Friday, July 5.  For more information https://www.nj.gov/dep/hab/.

NJDEP 7-3-2019 press release

NJDEP Lake Hopatcong FAQ

Lake Hopatcong Commission Meeting Update

The July 8, 2019 Lake Hopatcong Commission Regular Monthly Meeting has been relocated to Hopatcong High School, starting at 7 pm. The meeting will take place in the cafeteria, and is open to the public. NJDEP and Princeton Hydro will present information on cyanobacteria on Lake Hopatcong.

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