Opinion: We’ve got 6 months to stop another onslaught of harmful algae blooms in N.J. lakes

Algae, cyanobacteria

GEOFFREY GOLL / STAR-LEDGER – Now that fall is here, temperatures are cooler and the toxic algae outbreaks, harmful algae blooms, known as HABs, causing beach closures and advisories at Lake Hopatcong and elsewhere have begun to abate.

But while the water is no longer a sickly green, we should keep in mind the harm done to the economies of lakeside communities. Much needs to be done to prevent the recurrence of these appalling algae outbreaks, and we need to start now. There’s no time like the present – when the recollection of fouled waters is still with us …

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