Residents warned of toxic algae bloom in Manasquan Reservoir

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Another toxic algae bloom has been reported in a body of water in New Jersey.

The Manasquan Reservoir in Howell Township has higher than safe levels of the algae.

People are warned not to make direct contact with the water, and any fish caught in the reservoir should not be eaten.

On Monday, Budd Lake Beach in Mount Olive was closed, and swimming was discouraged in nearby Lake Musconetcong.

Portions of the state's largest lake, Hopatcong, have also been closed because of the algae.

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