Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
NJ Home | Services A to Z | Departments/Agencies | FAQs  
State of New Jersey-Department of Environmental Protection-Division of Water Monitoring and Standards
State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
DEP Home | About DEP | Index by Topic | Programs/Units | DEP Online 


  Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring


Report a HAB

2017

The information on this page reflects the suspected or confirmed HAB events that the Department was made aware of in 2017.  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 Swartswood Lake Sussex Stillwater Twp 6/20/2017 Confirmed State Parks Service Yes State Parks Service 6/22/2017 7/2/2017 Completed
2 Shabakunk Creek/Lake Sylva Mercer Ewing Twp 7/13/2017 Confirmed Mercer County Health Dept. Yes Ewing Twp/TCNJ 7/14/2017

8/8/2017

Completed
3 Colonial Lake (part of Shabakunk event above) Mercer Lawrence Twp 7/21/2017 Confirmed Mercer County Health Dept. Yes Lawrence Twp 7/21/2017

8/8/2017

 

Completed
4 Branch Brook Lake Essex Newark 7/13/2017 Confirmed Essex County Parks Dept. Yes Essex County Parks Dept. 7/14/2017 Continuing
5 Deal Lake Monmouth Deal 7/18/2017 Confirmed Monmouth County Health Dept. Yes Monmouth County Health Dept. 7/19/2017 Continuing
6 Lake Hopatcong Sussex Hopatcong 7/18/2017 HAB not present Sussex County Health Dept. No Completed
7 Amwell Lake Hunterdon E. Amwell 7/28/2017 Confirmed DEP Fish & Wildlife Yes DEP Fish & Wildlife 7/29/2017 8/15/2017 Completed
8 Pemberton Lake Burlington Pemberton Twp 8/3/2017 Confirmed DEP Fish & Wildlife Yes DEP Fish & Wildlife 8/8/2017 Continuing
1 Swartswood Lake Sussex Stillwater Twp 8/10/2017 Confirmed State Parks Service Yes State Parks Service 8/10/2017

8/18/2017

Completed
9 Fletcher Lake Monmouth Bradley Beach 8/11/2017 Confirmed Monmouth County Health Dept. Yes Monmouth County Health Dept. 8/11/2017 9/8/2017 Completed
10 Lake Sara Burlington Mt. Laurel 8/8/2017 Confirmed Burlington Co Health Dept Yes Burlington Co Health Dept 8/17/2017 Continuing
2 & 3 Lake Sylva/Colonial Lake/Shabakunk Creek Mercer Ewing & Lawrence Township 8/25/2017 Confirmed Mercer County Health Dept. Yes Ewing Twp/Lawrence/TCNJ 8/30/2017

 

 9/1/2017 Colonial only

Continuing
11 Un-named Pond Atlantic Mays Landing 8/29/2017 HAB not present Atlantic Co Health Dept No Completed
12 Un-named pond AKA Moores Pond Cape May Middle Township 8/29/2017 HAB not present Cape May County Health Dept. No

 

 

Completed
13 Indian Lake Monmouth Allentown 8/31/2017 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No Completed
14 Meyers Brook Morris Pequannock 8/31/2017 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No

 

 

Completed
1 Swartswood Lake Sussex Stillwater Twp 9/4/2017 Confirmed State Parks Service Yes State Parks Service 9/6/2017

Continuing
15 Memorial Lake Salem WoodsTown Borough 9/13/2017 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No

 

 

Completed
16 Sunset Lake Somerset Bridgewater Township 9/17/2017 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Sunset Lake Association 9/22/2017

Continuing
16 Washington Valley Somerset Bridgewater Township 9/18/2017 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Somerset County Park Commission 9/21/2017

Continuing
17 Silver lake Camden Gibbsboro Borough 9/16/2017 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring not confirmed

 

 

Continuing
18 Casting Pond Passaic Ringwood Borough 9/27/2017 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring No

Completed
2 Lake Ceva Mercer Ewing Township 10/4/2017 Confirmed Mercer County Health Department Yes Ewing Twp/TCNJ 10/4/2017 11/15/2017 Completed
19 Penbryn Lake Camden Winslow Township 10/10/2017 Confirmed DEP Fish & Wildlife Yes DEP Fish & Wildlife 10/12/2017

Continuing
20 Pompton River Morris/Passaic Lincoln Park/ Wayne 10/17/2017 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Lincoln Park Health Dept/Wayne Health Dept. 10/20/2017

10/26/2017

Completed
21 Passaic River Bergen Wallington Borough 10/15/2017 HAB not present DEP Bureau of Freshwater and Biological Monitoring No

Completed
22 Lincoln Park Community Lake Morris Lincoln Park 10/24/2017 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater & Biological Monitoring Yes Lincoln Park Health Dept 10/25/2017 11/15/2017 Completed
23 Budd Lake Morris Mt. Olive Twp 11/15/2017 Confirmed DEP Bureau of Freshwater and Biological Monitoring Yes Mt. Olive Twp Health Dept. 11/16/2017

Continuing

Department: NJDEP Home | About DEP | Index by Topic | Programs/Units | DEP Online
Statewide: NJ Home | Services A to Z | Departments/Agencies | FAQs

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2017

Last Updated: November 17, 2017