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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation / and Lake Hopatcong Commission has provided an update regarding the annual drawdown on Lake Hopatcong for this year, Starting on or about November 12th, 2020 depending on the lake level the water will be brought down 22" from it's normal 9 foot ideal level.

After supporting the Lake Loop for the last seven years, the entire Salamanca family is getting ready to start their virtual Lake Loop 2020. To get into condition the family is going for early morning walks, paddle boarding, bike riding, and other family activities.

Jess Murphy President and Executive Director of the organization will resign her position on October 2, 2020, to take care of her family. After returning from College she has led several major changes within the foundation and for Lake Hopatcong. While we say a fond farewell to Jess, there are some big shoes to fill for the foundation.

By Greg Kopf, Brand Ambassador at BOATiD.com - Investing in a boat cover is one of the most important decisions a boat owner can make, particularly since weather damage and wear and tear can lead to expensive repairs. It’s easy to forget to cover your boat, particularly during summer when you’re constantly in and out of it. It’s even easier to forget to replace your cover when it's worn or ill-fitting after a season of heavy use. As the seasons change and cold weather approaches, now is the time to remind yourself of the importance of always covering your boat between uses and checking on the effectiveness of your cover.

By LHF - Marty Kane: On September 1, in my capacity as LHF Board Chair, I had the opportunity to meet with Sen. Anthony Bucco at the lake and give him an update on matters of interest and ongoing efforts.  Discussions centered on the ongoing HAB demonstration projects and possible short- and long-term measures to eliminate the potential for HABs at Lake Hopatcong and other local lakes. 

Lake Hopatcong Crescent Cove – Seeing noticeable improvements in water quality, as with Ever Blue Lake LLC. is turning over the water in the cove 2.5 times every day (vs. twice a year) the changes are starting to show..

Our 8th Annual “Lake Loop” fundraiser will now be a virtual event in October, transitioning into a format that allows participants to choose their challenge, set their goals, and ride, run, walk, or paddle however they choose: from the home gym to the local neighborhood and beyond.

Lake Hopatcong, N.J. (August 12, 2020) – Twenty years ago, this week, on August 12, 2000, Lake Hopatcong residents awoke to a stormy Saturday morning. There had been a bit of rain the day before but there was no warning or forecast to prepare the area for what the day had in store. A severe thunderstorm swept in at approximately 9 a.m. and continued for close to six hours, with the rain, at times, coming down at a rate of two to three inches per hour.

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