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UPDATE August 7 6:30 pm – ADVISORY CANCELLED – Harmful Algae Bloom NOT DETECTED – Lake 3/Indian Lake

UPDATE August 7 6:30 pm: Results from the five samples taken today by Princeton Hydro and analyzed for microcystin were all negative – either non-detect or less than 1. The five samples were taken in the entire lake – one at the beach, two south of the beach and two north of the beach. Based […]

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Main Lake Treated for Algae – Friday, July 19, 2019

Updated July 27, 2019: for a detailed discussion of algae blooms and the Club’s lake management efforts visit this page. We understand the heightened interest in algae blooms based on occurrences at Greenwood Lake, Lake Hopatcong, and elsewhere resulting in beach and lake closures. We also understand that the worst time to have an algae […]

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Beach 3 (at Lookover Lane) Advisory – Friday, July 19, 2019 10:40 am

On Friday morning, July 19, 2019, the Club received notice that the test result at Beach 3 from sampling performed by Garden State Laboratories, Inc. on Wednesday, July 17 yielded an E. coli count of 325.5. The recreational bathing standard of the State of New Jersey is 320. Resampling will take place on Friday, July […]

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Ecology Committee Meeting with Solitude Lake Management – Thursday, May 16, 2019 7 pm

Bob Schindler, Regional Director of Solitude Lake Management, will be attending the Ecology Committee on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 7 pm in the Lake Room to discuss the management of the Club’s lakes and the results of the 2018 lake management program. All Club members are invited to attend. Solitude performs inspections of lake […]

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Spirogyra and Mougeotia Patches – Upper West Highland Lake (Lake 5)

Lake 5 (Beach 7) and to a lesser extent Lake 3 (East Highland Lake / Indian Lake) have historically experienced the growth of Spirogyra, a green algae mat usually covering the bottom of lakes. This “cold water” algae benefits from sunlight passing through the water column due to increased water clarity during colder months. The […]

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Lake Inspections and Treatments Scheduled

Solitude Lake Management will be inspecting Lake 3 (Indian Lake) and Lake 5 (Upper West Highland Lake) on Monday, May 7 as the rapid warming of the water column has created unacceptable floating mat algae conditions. Treatments are planned. The Club generally avoids treatments in the spring when cold water algae, predominately spyrogyra, emerges as […]

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