You could say that 4th of July Week is prime time for Lake Hopatcong. The largest lake in all of New Jersey stretching over 2,500 acres (4 miles,) the gorgeous views attract many. State officials are saying that they'll be flying over Lake Hopatcong every Wednesday to visually examine the status of harmful algal bloom. The DEP has warned this advisory could be in place for weeks. Experts can't even attempt to predict how long this advisory situation, where we are advised to not come into any contact nor drink the water, may last. Coming into contact with the infected water can give rashes and ingesting it can make you sick. We have always loved exploring the many restaurants and bars all around Lake Hopatcong. Hopefully this situation resolves itself very quickly. I would like to point out that even though you don't want to swim in the Lake, the restaurants and bars all around Lake Hopatcong are still open for business.
You can see the full story on DEP's weekly Wednesday flyovers by clicking here.
The DEP is also telling our friends at NJ Herald that this natural problem basically has to fix itself.