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Algae bloom

Post by PortMurrayAng » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:25 am

Any idea how this situation will affect the river?

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Post by Rusty Spinner » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:26 am

PortMurrayAng wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:25 am
Any idea how this situation will affect the river?
Probably not at all. So far it hasn't even impacted Lake Musconetcong which is close to Lake H. But it bears watching.
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Post by njcatchrelease » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:44 am

I had asked the NJ DEP that exact question and here is a response I got from them.

At this time there is no impact on the Musconetcong River, and it is likely there won’t be as the algae doesn’t thrive in cold running water.
Also, it would show up in Lake Musconetcong first. You might want to follow on Facebook or check the website of the Musconetcong Watershed Assn. as they will be watching this closely: www.musconetcong.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/43979537967/ .
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Post by Twism86 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:06 pm

Does anyone has info on why this bloom is harmful to people and they say stay out of the water?
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Post by njcatchrelease » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:26 pm

Twism86 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:06 pm
Does anyone has info on why this bloom is harmful to people and they say stay out of the water?
The NJ DEP posted this... Exposure can cause a range of health effects, including rashes, allergy-like reactions, flu-like symptoms, gastroenteritis, respiratory irritation, skin rashes and eye irritation.
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Re: Algae bloom

Post by PortMurrayAng » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:57 pm

Thanks, folks. Was out early and near the big D surprised the water wasn't more clear. It occurred to me that they may be drawing down the lake or something and sending algae and bodies down with it.

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Post by Rusty Spinner » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:59 am

PortMurrayAng wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:57 pm
Thanks, folks. Was out early and near the big D surprised the water wasn't more clear. It occurred to me that they may be drawing down the lake or something and sending algae and bodies down with it.
No, the lake is full and the river is flowing over the dam. There is no release from Lake H. This bacteria is a natural occurrence and will just have to work itself out over time. Same for Spruce Run which has the same issue. It's not an issue for flowing water as in no problems for the Musky once it leaves Lake H.
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Post by njcatchrelease » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:48 am

Click on this link to read the latest report from the DEP.

https://www.nj.gov/dep/hab/
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Re: Algae bloom

Post by lightenup » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:22 pm

Is it killing the fish?

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Post by njcatchrelease » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:05 pm

lightenup wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Is it killing the fish?
I've been out on my boat a few times and have not noticed any dead fish.
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Post by Rusty Spinner » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:15 pm

lightenup wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Is it killing the fish?
No, but they don't want you to eat them right now out of that lake. Same for Spruce Run.
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Re: Algae bloom

Post by lightenup » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:23 pm

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:15 pm
lightenup wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Is it killing the fish?
No, but they don't want you to eat them right now out of that lake. Same for Spruce Run.
Like I would eat anything out of either one of those "ponds".. ;)

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Re: Algae bloom

Post by Troutman » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:18 pm

lightenup wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:23 pm
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:15 pm
lightenup wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Is it killing the fish?
No, but they don't want you to eat them right now out of that lake. Same for Spruce Run.
Like I would eat anything out of either one of those "ponds".. ;)
Im with you on that..... ;) . besides who eats freshwater fish :o ....Yuk :lol:
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Re: Algae bloom

Post by Rusty Spinner » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:16 am

This topic has grown quiet, but I have been reading about it elsewhere. Did you know that if Lakes Hopatcong, Greenwood (NJ/NY), Spruce Run, etc. were in states other than NJ, they would all be open for fishing, swimming and boating through this blue green algae bloom? The reason is NJ artificially set their parts per million PPM at something like 20% of what all other states use for safe levels of this cyanobacteria. None of our lakes currently closed would be closed outside NJ because the levels are too low for closure in those other states.
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Re: Algae bloom

Post by garden hackle » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:50 pm

Possible swimming restriction to be lifted.

https://www.njherald.com/20190723/bacte ... ifted-soon

In addition to a public session, the meeting included a summary of long-term and short-term mitigation strategies, presented by Dr. Fred Lubnow of Princeton Hydro. The current water conditions were additionally discussed and Lubnow pointed out that June testing showed a high concentration of phosphorus, which fed the algal blooms, with one of the highest concentrations of phosphorus in the stream near Jefferson's quarry. Lubnow said scientific studies and the collection of empirical data are priorities in development of solutions to manage the manifestation of the algal blooms, mainly through the control of the phosphorus entering the lake.

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