Lake Hopatcong Harvest to Start Soon
Earlier than in 2011.
Weed harvesting on Lake Hopatcong hasn't started yet, but it's still slated to being earlier than in 2011.
Steve Ellis, regional superintendent of the state's northern parks, said he expected at least two weed harvesters to hit the lake in early July, followed by another pair of harvesters later in the month. Last year, harvesters didn't start until mid-July.
"We're getting all the harvesters ready," Ellis said at the Lake Hopatcong Commission meeting Monday at the Hopatcong Senior Citizens Center, "sharpening the blades. Of course we've had a late start but the equipment is on its away to drop into the water."
The harvesters will be out on the lake until September, Ellis said.