Lake Hopatcong Commission holds special meeting about HAB

Categories: Governmental Matters, Lake Hopatcong Commission, News, Water Quality
About 200 people were in attendance for a special meeting of the Lake Hopatcong Commission on Monday, July 22 at Hopatcong High School, where officials and experts discussed the history of movements to protect the lake, as well as the current scientific conditions and potential short- and long-term actions that could help reduce the nutrient …

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Algal Bloom FAQ

Categories: News, Water Quality
We have been fielding lots of calls and emails about the Harmful Algal Bloom advisory on Lake Hopatcong, so in order to provide some clarity and help, we have assembled the following answers to our most frequently asked questions: What is a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB)? Per NJDEP, an algal bloom is a rapid increase …

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Packed house at LHC meeting to discuss harmful algal bloom

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Commission, News
Nearly 300 people packed the Hopatcong High School cafeteria on Monday, July 8, to hear the Lake Hopatcong Commission, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection commissioner and officials, and Dr. Fred Lubnow of Princeton Hydro LLC provide an update and answer questions about the harmful algal bloom (HAB) that has caused a swimming and watersports …

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Harmful Algal Bloom advisory for Lake Hopatcong remains in effect

Categories: News, Water Quality
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 …

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

Categories: News, Water Quality
The State of New Jersey’s Governor’s Office and Department of Environmental Protection updated local officials and groups, including the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and Lake Hopatcong Commission, on July 2, 2019 about the current conditions related to the harmful algal bloom on Lake Hopatcong. In summary: The state is “still holding firm on the advisory” against …

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Lake Hopatcong open for recreational boating while DEP monitors harmful algal bloom

Categories: News
The State of New Jersey has not yet lifted its advisory against swimming and water sports due to the presence of a harmful algal bloom (HAB) on Lake Hopatcong. The lake is open for business, however: recreational boating is still an option for those who want to enjoy the lake and lakeside businesses are still …

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Algal bloom advisory – avoid contact with water, boating unrestricted

Categories: Lake Hopatcong, News, Water Quality
As lake users ourselves, we at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation are deeply disappointed by the news that swimming and other water sports and activities are limited by this harmful algal bloom. We trust that the state of New Jersey is taking every precaution to protect those who live around and use the lake, to ensure …

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DEP algal bloom advisory: updates and information

Categories: News, Other, Water Quality, water safety
Current Advisory 8/13/2019 – The DEP’s advisory remains in effect for all areas of the lake except Indian Harbor, Henderson Cove, Byram Cove and Byram Bay to Halsey Island. On 8/8 and 8/12 beaches in this area of the lake were sampled and results are included in the tables below. As per the DEP/DOH Harmful …

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