High water levels on Lake Hopatcong require wake restrictions; tubing, water boarding temporarily banned

The large amount of rain in North Jersey the last few weeks has filled Lake Hopatcong to capacity, which means a no-wake restriction on boating.

The large amount of rain in North Jersey the last few weeks has filled Lake Hopatcong to capacity, which means a no-wake restriction on boating.

The large amount of rain in North Jersey the last few weeks has filled Lake Hopatcong to capacity, which means a no-wake restriction on boating. (6/11/13)

LAKE HOPATCONG - The large amount of rain in North Jersey the last few weeks has filled Lake Hopatcong to capacity, which means a no-wake restriction on boating.

The high water level, at flood stage in some areas, can cause erosion in certain sections of the lake. Officials have temporarily banned tubing, water boarding and other high speed activities in an effort to prevent wake damage to the shoreline, docks and boat houses.

The lake at full capacity is normally great for boating and swimming. Ray Fernandez, Owner of Bridge Marina, says the restriction puts a damper on tourism, but that there are still plenty of options like fishing or slow cruising.

The water levels should go down to a normal level within a few days, as long as there isn't any more rain.
 

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