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State reduces outflow from Lake Hopatcong

The Division of Fish and Wildlife, in coordination with the Division of Parks and Forestry, will reduce the outflow from Lake Hopatcong into the Musconetcong River, from 8.2 to 6.8 cfs, to capture rainfall into the Lake.  This reduction is being done for only a 24 hour period beginning May 15, 2012 around noon.

The lake remains more than a foot below the dam height after a dry winter hindered the water-level recovery from the annual 26-inch drawdown. As of April 1, the lake was still two feet below the dam, but rainfall in the last month has brought it up more than 10 inches. To see the latest water-level statistics from the U.S. Geological Survey, click here.

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