Lake Hopatcong testing from the NJDEP – Shows 28% Improvement

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On Wednesday, July 31, 2019 the NJDEP testing results showed decrease in almost all areas of Lake Hopatcong, as measured by aerial and physical testing. At this time Indian Harbor is the only area that is not under the advisory (Open to swimming).

The final results show the levels are headed in the right direction. As you can see from the table below on average the Phycocyanin decreased by 28 percent on Average.

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This DOES NOT MEAN that the lake is closed, as you can Boat, Fish, Canoe, Kayak. And go to the restaurants, bars, free outdoor concerts and just generally have fun. The NJDEP just recommends that you minimize your exposure to the water.

Site

Past Reading

Current Reading

% Increase

Pebble Beach

24,000

Not Tested

Sand Harbor

24,500

Not Tested

Clearwater Beach

13,000

Not Tested

Bass Rock Beach

25,000

Not Tested

Lake Forest Yacht Club Beach

45,000

Not Tested

Elba Point Beach

24,000

Not Tested

Mount Arlington Beach

30,500

Not Tested

Hopatcong State Park

47,250

35,000

-25.93%

Wood Port Bay

19,750

59,500

201.27%

Mid-Lake

33,250

35,000

5.26%

Crescent Cove Road

205,500

65,250

-68.25%

Henderson Cove

17,250

11,250

-34.78%

Byram Cove

50,050

25,500

-49.05%

Indian Harbor

18,500

17,550

-5.14%

East of Davis Cove

38,750

31,500

-18.71%

SE of State Park Beach

53,825

49,500

-8.04%

Prospect Point

34,500

41,750

21.01%

Average:

518,625

371,800

-28.31%

Aerial Coverage:

On 7/30 the phycocyanin levels seem to have decreased in intensity and spatial coverage. The bloom is still present in pockets with one near the buoy at ST-14.

DEP Levels 07 31 2019 2

Residents have over 40 events around the lake this weekend, and over 38 local businesses offering discounts through the shop local promotion.

 

Lake Hopatcong testing from the NJDEP – Shows 28% Improvement

On Wednesday, July 31, 2019 the NJDEP testing results showed decrease in almost all areas, as measured by aerial and physical testing. At this time Indian Harbor is the only area that is not under the advisory (Open to swimming).

The final results show the levels are headed in the right direction. As you can see from the table below on average the Phycocyanin decreased by 28 percent on Average

This DOES NOT MEAN that the lake is closed, as you can Boat, Fish, Canoe, Kayak. And go to the restaurants, bars, free outdoor concerts and just generally have fun. The NJDEP just recommends that you minimize your exposure to the water.

Site

Current Reading

Past Reading

Percent Increase

Pebble Beach

24,000

19,000

26.32%

Sand Harbor

24,500

17,750

38.03%

Clearwater Beach

13,000

33,000

-60.61%

Bass Rock Beach

25,000

24,125

3.63%

Lake Forest Yacht Club Beach

45,000

21,250

111.76%

Elba Point Beach

24,000

12,800

87.50%

Mount Arlington Beach

30,500

25,000

22.00%

Hopatcong State Park

47,250

48,000

-1.56%

Wood Port Bay

78,500

21,000

273.81%

Mid-Lake

60,750

21,000

189.29%

Crescent Cove Road

46,500

43,000

8.14%

Henderson Cove

40,000

26,000

53.85%

Byram Cove

43,250

22,000

96.59%

Indian Harbor

19,000

9,000

111.11%

East of Davis Cove

49,000

18,000

172.22%

SE of State Park Beach

40,500

14,000

189.29%

Prospect Point

18,750

14,000

33.93%

Average:

37,029

22,878

61.86%

Aerial Coverage:

On 7/30 the phycocyanin levels seem to have decreased in intensity and spatial coverage. The bloom is still present in pockets with one near the buoy at ST-14.

Residents have over 40 events around the lake this weekend, and over 30 local businesses offering discounts through the shop local promotion.

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