Some NJ Lakes Deemed Safe From Algae Infestation; Newark LGBTQ Center Offers Health Services

Sources: NJ.com; PrideCenter-NWK.org

Algae blooms, which may sound harmless but in reality are quite toxic, began in June in Lake Hopatcong and continue to spread to other New Jersey lakes and reservoirs, most recently the Manasquan Reservoir in Howell. Here are the ones that are safe: Some of them had been on an advisory list, but testing has indicated that their levels are now acceptable.

Atsion Lake, Wharton State Forest, Hammonton
Hooks Creek Lake, Cheesequake State Park, Old Bridge
Lake Absegami, Bass River State Forest, Tuckerton
Lake Garrison, Monroeville
Lake Marcia, High Point State Park, Sussex
Lake Nummy, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine
Lake Wawayanda, Wawayanda State Park, Hewitt
Parvin Lake, Parvin State Park, Pittsgrove
Round Valley Reservoir, Round Valley Recreation Area, Lebanon
Shepherd Lake, Ringwood State Park, Ringwood
Tomahawk Lake and Waterpark, Sparta
Sunrise Lake Beach Club at Lewis Morris Park, Morristown


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