Crescent Cove – Key HAB Areas Downgraded from Adversary to Watch Condition.

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The Lake Hopatcong Commission who is watching testing completed by NJDEP on September 22nd confirmed the advisory level of the harmful algal bloom in Crescent Cove has been reduced from the DEP ADVISORY level to the WATCH level. 

Three samples were collected throughout the cove and results can be found on DEP’s HAB Dashboard at the link below.

At the WATCH level there are cyanobacteria concentrations of 20K - 80K cells/mL. These are suspected or confirmed HABs with potential for allergenic or irritative health effects. Public bathing beaches remain open, but caution should be used during primary contact activities such as swimming. Do not ingest the water, and do not consume fish. Dogs and other pets should not be allowed in the water because they are overly sensitive to bacteria and will drink the water or lick it off their fur.

Use the link above to the DEP’s HAB Dashboard where you can see results and get updates by location on Lake Hopatcong. If you observe what you think might be a suspected Harmful Algal Bloom a report can be made to NJDEP at 1-877-WARN-DEP.


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