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NJ HAB Response Strategy Document


  Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring


CyanoHAB Events
2018


The information on this page reflects the suspected or confirmed HAB events that the Department was made aware of in 2018. There may be other HABs that are occuring in NJ that are not reflected here. If you see a suspected HAB, avoid it & report it. In the case of a suspected bloom, people, pets and livestock should avoid contact with discolored water or water that has algae scums on the surface. Do not drink or consume the water. Do not eat fish from the waterbody. If there is contact with the water, rinse off as soon as possible with fresh water and seek medical or veterinary assistance if people or animals are experiencing adverse health effects after being exposed to a bloom.

The map below reflects the locations of reported HABs. Numbers on the map correspond to the accompanying table below which provides additional information regarding each HAB report including the affected waterbody(ies), county and municipality, and whether the bloom is suspected, confirmed or not a HAB after all. If the bloom is a HAB, the table also lists the lead agency, whether or not Advisories have been posted, if so, by whom, when they were posted and when they were removed. Links to additional information, when available, are also included.

To report a suspected HAB, call the NJDEP Hotline (1-877-WARNDEP) or use the WARN NJDEP mobile app.

Waterbodies with HABs Reports

Map Number (by Municipality) Waterbody Name: County: Municipality: Date Bloom Reported: Status: Lead Agency: Advisory Posted (Y/N): If Yes, By Whom: Date Posted: Date Removed: Actions
1 Milford Brook Tributary Monmouth Marlboro Twp 4/23/2018 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No ----- ----- ----- Completed
2 Unnamed pond - Howell Monmouth Howell Twp 5/15/2018 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No ----- ----- ----- Completed
3 Lincoln Park Community Lake Morris Lincoln Park Borough 7/30/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Lincoln Park Health Dept 7/31/2018 8/8/2018 Completed
3 Lincoln Park Community Lake Morris Lincoln Park Borough 6/1/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Lincoln Park Health Dept 6/1/2018 6/22/2018 Completed
4 Barry Lake Sussex Vernon Twp 6/1/2018 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No ----- ----- ----- Completed
5 Echo Lake Passaic West Milford Twp 6/29/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corp 6/29/2018 7/13/2018 Completed
6 Rahway River/Orange Reservoir Essex West Orange Twp 7/12/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Essex County Health Dept 7/13/2018 ----- Continuing
7 Amwell Lake Hunterdon East Amwell Township 7/22/2018 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No ----- ----- ----- Completed
8 Deal Lake Monmouth Asbury Park City 7/23/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Monmouth County Health Dept 7/26/2018 10/26/2018 Completed
9 Pines Run Pond Camden Gloucester Twp 7/23/2018 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No ----- ----- ----- Completed
10 Duck Pond Somerset Franklin Twp 7/8/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Somerset County Health Dept 7/10/2018 ----- Continuing
11 Weequahic Lake Essex Newark City 8/9/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Essex County Health Dept 8/10/2018 ----- Continuing
2 Unnamed pond Monmouth Howell Twp 8/13/2018 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No ----- ----- ----- Completed
12 Lake Stockholm Sussex Hardyston Twp 8/16/2018 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No ----- ----- ----- Completed
13 Memorial Lake Salem WoodsTown Borough 8/17/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Salem County Health Dept. 8/21/2018 10/23/2018 Completed
14 Unnamed Lake Saddle River Park Bergen Glen Rock Borough 8/20/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Bergen County Health Dept. 8/21/2018 ----- Continuing
15 Upper Erskine Lake Passaic Ringwood Borough 8/28/2018 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No ----- ----- ----- Completed
15 Cupsaw Lake Passaic Ringwood Borough 8/28/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Ringwood Health Dept. 8/30/2018 10/12/2018 Completed
16 Hooks Creek Lake, Cheesequake State Park Middlesex Old Bridge Township 8/31/2018 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No ----- ----- ----- Completed
17 Sunset Lake Somerset Bridgewater Township 9/1/2018 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No ----- ----- ----- Completed
18 Oxford Furnace Brook Warren Oxford Township 9/3/2018 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No ----- ----- ----- Completed
19 Swartswood Lake Sussex Stillwater Township 9/3/2018 Confirmed State Parks Service Yes State Parks Service 9/3/2018 10/26/2018 Completed
20 Budd Lake Morris Mount Olive Township 9/5/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Mt. Olive Twp Health Dept. 9/6/2018 ----- Continuing
19 Little Swartswood Lake Sussex Stillwater Township 9/7/2018 Confirmed State Parks Service Yes State Parks Service 9/7/2018 11/1/2018 Completed
21 Spruce Run Reservoir Hunterdon Clinton Township 10/8/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes State Parks Service 10/10/2018 10/22/2018 Completed
21 Spruce Run Reservoir Hunterdon Clinton Township 9/11/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes State Parks Service 9/11/2018 9/20/2018 Completed
22 Southard Park Pond Somerset Bernards Township 9/12/2018 Confirmed State Parks Service Yes Somerset County Health Dept. 9/13/2018 ----- Continuing
23 Lake Hopatcong (cove area at Kingsland Rd. only) Morris Roxbury Township 9/15/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No (private property/ no public access) Morris County Health Dept. ----- ----- Continuing
23 Lake Musconetcong Morris Roxbury Township 9/17/2018 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No ----- ----- ----- Completed
24 Crystal Springs Pond Hunterdon Lebanon Township 9/18/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Dept. 10/1/2018 ----- Continuing
25 Boonton Reservoir Morris Boonton Township 9/27/2018 Confimed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No (Recreation prohibited) ----- ----- ----- Continuing
11 Branch Brook Park Lake Essex Newark City 10/17/2018 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Essex County Health Dept 10/23/2018 ----- Continuing

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