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Lake Hopatcong Update

Release Date: July 17, 2019

7/17/2019

The New Jersey Communicable Disease Service (CDS) recently launched a waterborne illness web page where information related to HAB illness is provided. You can find the website here: https://nj.gov/health/cd/topics/waterborne.shtml external link

7/15/2019

High-Tech Buoys Deployed as Part of Multifaceted Response to Lake Hopatcong Harmful Algal Bloom as Swimming and Contact Advisory Remains in Effect

(19/P057) TRENTON –The Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Geological Survey this week deployed high-tech real-time monitoring buoys as part of a comprehensive response to the widespread Harmful Algal Bloom, or HAB, affecting northern New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong. There is no scientifically sound treatment to eliminate HABs from water bodies, so advanced and continuous monitoring is the key element in protecting health and assessing when the lake is safe for recreation.

Full DEP News Release
Full DEP News Release as downloadable PDF
NJ DEP real-time monitoring data
USGS real-time data
NJ DEP Harmful Algae Blooms (HAB) Website

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