NJDEP Latest Tests – HABs on Lake Hopatcong starting to Lose the Battle

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On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, the latest NJDEP testing on Lake Hopatcong showed that the remaining Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) are still not dissipating, but the main Lake is improving.

Good News, according to notes on the NJDEP aerial map, the main areas of the lake are improving.

“On 9/11, the phycocyanin levels have significantly declined. The flight data shows a general decrease in the intensity and spatial distribution since last week, with large areas estimated to be below 20,000 cells/ml. Confirmation will come from sample collection.”

Changes Since Last Report:

  • Shore Hills Beach was added as a new test site
  • The site SE of State Park Beach has been cleared by the NJDEP

 

The 12 Areas of Lake Hopatcong open for swimming:

  • Bass Rock Beach
  • Beck Lane Beach
  • Byram Bay Community Beach Club
  • Byram Bay Cove
  • CAPP Beach
  • Clearwater Beach
  • Henderson Cove
  • Indian Harbor
  • Pebble Beach
  • Sand Harbor
  • SE of State Park Beach
  • Sperry Springs Beach

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NJDEP Test Results - Posted 09/11/2019

Site

Past Reading

Current Reading

% Increase

Pebble Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Open

Sand Harbor

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Open

Clearwater Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Open

Bass Rock Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Open

Lake Forest Yacht Club Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Elba Point Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Mount Arlington Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Hopatcong State Park

35,000

16,500

-52.86%

Sperry Springs Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Open

Byram Bay Community Beach Clob

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Open

Beck Lane Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Open

CAPP Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Open

East Shore Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Hopatcong Homestead Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Ingrams Cove

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Crescent Cove Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Shore Hills Beach

New Entry

20,250

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

95,250

91,375

-4.07%

Mid-Lake

27,500

25,500

-7.27%

Crescent Cove Road

31,000

19,125

-38.31%

Henderson Cove

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Open

Byram Cove

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Open

Indian Harbor

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Open

East of Davis Cove

18,750

30,500

62.67%

SE of State Park Beach

17,750

Not Tested

Now Open

Prospect Point

49,750

72,500

45.73%

Mouth of WoodPort Bay

35,000

35,000

0.00%

Bertrand Island

19,000

19,000

0.00%

Average:

310,000

310,750

0.24%

Green Highlights show Beaches that are open

Green Highlights show Beaches that are open

Orange Highlights show tested areas still above 20,000

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