NJDEP Recent Testing – Remaining HABs on Lake Hopatcong not dissipating

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On Friday, August 30, 2019, the latest NJDEP testing on Lake Hopatcong showed that the remaining Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) are not dissipating anytime in the near future.

According to notes on the NJDEP aerial map, the HAB levels should be dissipating due to the cooler weather.

“On 8/27, the phycocyanin levels were elevated lake-wide, above 20,000 cells/ml. The flight data shows a general decrease in the intensity since last week, but the bloom is still present lake wide. Cloud cover may have been limiting the cyanobacteria to deeper depths and not at the surface where the aircraft sensor detects the reflectance.”

As discussed in all of the local HAB meetings, the HABs have the ability to raise and lower in the water column based upon weather conditions.

The 11 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
  • Sperry Springs Beach

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NJDEP Test Results - Posted 08/30/2019

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

31,250

31,375

0.40%

Sperry Springs Beach

Not Tested

Not Tested

Not Tested

Open

Byram Bay Community Beach Club

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

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

53,000

44,750

-15.57%

Mid-Lake

26,375

34,250

29.86%

Crescent Cove Road

22,750

29,750

30.77%

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

24,500

36,125

47.45%

SE of State Park Beach

30,500

26,500

-13.11%

Prospect Point

30,750

56,500

83.74%

Mouth of Wood Port Bay

28,250

49,125

73.89%

Bertrand Island

29,500

22,000

-25.42%

Average:

247,375

308,375

24.66%

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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