Expert who has studied Lake for 20+ years, still hopeful for Hopatcong Lake
As already reported by The Lake Hopatcong Regional News, The water level is lower than hoped on the lake 8.3’ as of today, and the weeds are having wondrous start this season.
The water scouting season has begun! Thanks to two volunteers from the Knee Deep Club scouting already in the Liffy Island area on June 14, approximately three dozen Water Chestnut plants were located and hand-pulled.
When hand-pulling this aggressive Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), it is critical to remove the entire plant including the seed pod burrowed in the sediment on the bottom of the lake. Research indicates these seed pods can remain viable for up to 12 years. The more plants with the seed pods that are hand-pulled, the less chance we have of Water Chestnut spreading to other areas in the lake.
We are always looking for more volunteer Water Scouts. More information is available on our website. To volunteer, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the Lake Hopatcong Foundation meet this week (June 20, 2016) the conversation quickly turned to how early and fast the weeds are growing this year.
President's Message: The season is underway! The Spring Workshop at Gedicke's was a huge success. The warmer weather and sunny day had all smiling and looking forward to the coming months of boating fun!
JULY 4TH SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT
All boaters who plan on attending the fireworks display on July 1st - Friday night please adhere to the following important safety tips to ensure a safe evening for all.
NOTE: THE LHYC HAS OFFICALLY POSTPONED THE FIREWORKS UNTIL JULY 9, 2016!
The Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board released their recommendations on over $2.7M of funds, with Lake Hopatcong Foundation earning $215,571 towards the necessary roof replacement for the train station.
As first reported by NorthJersey.com
More than 30 residents joined representatives of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation to hear the state’s presentation which was inspired by questions at recent Lake Hopatcong Commission meetings. The commission has no budget and can’t take any action on weed control separate from the harvesting being done by the state.
In a recent article from NJ.Com, Lake Hopatcong was listed as one of “New Jersey's best lakes, reservoirs & swimming holes.”
According to the USGS gauge positioned at the dam, the water lever of Lake Hopatcong has eend little change over the lest two weeks.
Offshore-style powerboat racing is in Lake Hopatcong. Some 30 plus boats are expected to compete in up to 10 categories in the Offshore Powerboat Association event, to be run at the Lake Forest Yacht Club.
Over the Memorial Day weekend period a small 14’ boat overturned at launched from Lee's County Park Marina near Van Every and Great cove in Mount Arlington.