DEP advises public to avoid contact with Lake Hopatcong water due to harmful algal bloom



** Testing results from NJDEP are now available here: https://www.state.nj.us/dep/wms/bfbm/cyanoHABevents.html
Results will be updated Wednesday and Friday (after Tuesday/Thursday testing and Wednesday aerial checks).**

** UDATE 7-3-2019 **

Harmful algal bloom advisory for Lake Hopatcong remains in effect

** UDATE 7-2-2019 **

State Update: Advisory remains in effect, but conditions “somewhat improved”

** ALERT 6-27-2019 **

DEP advises public to avoid contact with Lake Hopatcong water due to harmful algal bloom

“Recreational exposure can occur while swimming, wading and during watersport activities such as jet skiing, kayaking, wind-surfing and paddle-boarding. The DEP is advising the public to avoid these activities and all contact with water from Lake Hopatcong until further notice. People also should not eat fish caught in the lake or allow pets to come in contact with lake water or drink the water.”

FULL NJDEP PRESS RELEASE

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