Hopatcong fishes for weed problem solution

Lake Hopatcong, NJ

KATIE MOEN / NJ HERALD – Today, Candlewood Lake in Sherman, Conn., is beautiful and pristine. In the summer months, its clear, glassy waters attract weekend boaters, vacationing families and outdoor adventurers from around the New England area.

Seven years ago, however, Candlewood Lake was barely recognizable. Its surface was clogged with mass of slimy, green weeds, the type that may look all too familiar to Lake Hopatcong residents. After years of equally familiar, if not ineffective, remedies — annual lake drawdowns, weed harvests and chemical treatments — The Candlewood Lake Association (CLA) decided to try something new …

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