Attention boaters: With water levels increased after Hurricane Irene stormed through the borough, Lake Hoaptcong is under a "no wake" watch, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.
As of 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Lake Hopatcong's water level was just over 10.5 feet. The New Jersey State Police consider the lake's high-water level to be at 9.5 feet. Over that, and boat speeds are restricted and no wakes are allowed.
Though the lake level is a foot higher than the high-water mark, it's not the highest it's been. On Aug. 13, 2000, in the midst of Hurricane Floyd, Lake Hopatcong rose to 11.8 feet. It's lowest recorded height was .65 feet on Dec. 29, 1960.