Great News for Lake Hopatcong - NJDEP Testing shows 58% Improvement – Six more Beaches due to be Opened Soon

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On Friday, August 9, 2019 the latest NJDEP testing results bring some very welcome news for Lake Hopatcong, as numbers of Phycocyanin levels decreased by 58% since the start of the week.

Additionally, the NJDEP started testing beaches again, with the following six locations testing under the 20,000 threshold. This means if they test below the threshold for a second time, the beach should be opened for swimming next week.

Beaches Likely to be Open Next Week:

  • Pebble Beach
  • Sand Harbor
  • Bass Rock Beach
  • Sperry Springs Beach
  • Beck Lane Beach
  • CAPP Beach

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NJDEP Test Results - Posted 08/09/2019

Site

Past Reading

Current Reading

% Increase

Pebble Beach

24,750

15,250

-38.38%

Sand Harbor

24,500

12,750

-47.96%

Clearwater Beach

13,000

21,000

61.54%

Bass Rock Beach

26,750

12,000

-55.14%

Lake Forest Yacht Club Beach

45,000

Not Tested

Not Tested

Elba Point Beach

24,000

Not Tested

Not Tested

Mount Arlington Beach

30,500

Not Tested

Not Tested

Hopatcong State Park

57,250

27,250

-52.40%

Sperry Springs Beach

32,500

6,500

-80.00%

Byram Bay Community Beach Clob

39,250

21,250

-45.86%

Beck Lane Beach

55,500

13,750

-75.23%

CAPP Beach

42,750

5,250

-87.72%

East Shore Beach

15,650

Not Tested

Not Tested

Hopatcong Homestead Beach

29,250

Not Tested

Not Tested

Ingrams Cove

18,500

Not Tested

Not Tested

Crescent Cove Beach

160,000

Not Tested

Not Tested

Nolan Point Park Rd

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Rock Bass Rd.

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Squaw Trail

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Lakeside Rd.

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Witten Park

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Wood Port Bay

54,750

40,000

-26.94%

Mid-Lake

56,125

37,750

-32.74%

Crescent Cove Road

80,750

50,625

-37.31%

Henderson Cove

15,000

17,375

15.83%

Byram Cove

13,750

17,500

27.27%

Indian Harbor

11,750

17,250

46.81%

East of Davis Cove

38,250

22,500

-41.18%

SE of State Park Beach

41,500

24,250

-41.57%

Prospect Point

30,000

28,000

-6.67%

Average:

792,525

329,250

-58.46%

Green Highlights show Beaches that should open next week.

Aerial Coverage of Lake Hopatcong:

On 8/9, the Lake Hopatcong the phycocyanin levels seem to have remained at the same intensity but the spatial coverage seems to be diminishing. The bloom is still present in pockets with higher levels in the south near the buoy at station ST-14.

 

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