DEP: Parts of Lake Hopatcong safe for swimming once again

Lake Hopatcong, NJ

NEWS 12 NJ – Parts of Lake Hopatcong are safe for swimming again after the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued a warning about a harmful algae bloom.

The DEP issued the warning at the end of June, warning people to avoid skin contact with the water in New Jersey’s largest lake. Officials now say that one section of the lake, known as Indian Harbor, can be reopened for swimming and water activities.

Officials say Lake Hopatcong visitors can still boat in the other areas of the lake, but they strongly suggest those visitors avoid contract with the water …

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