February 17, 2023| Environment
By: Holly Odgers
Princeton Hydro has released the 2022 Lake Hopatcong Water Quality Report, which was funded by the Lake Hopatcong Commission. Regular water quality monitoring has been conducted on Lake Hopatcong since the 1980s and is a valuable tool for assessing the overall “health” of the lake on an annual basis, identifying long-term trends or changes in water quality, and quantifying and objectively assessing the success and potential impacts of restoration efforts.
Princeton Hydro Senior Technical Director of Ecological Services Dr. Fred Lubnow reviewed the results of the report during a Zoom presentation this week. In this informative presentation (video below), Dr. Lubnow provides a summary of 2022 water quality activities on Lake Hopatcong, an analysis of data from the water quality report, tips on actions homeowners can take to help protect water quality, and answers to questions from the public.
Princeton Hydro provides environmental and engineering consulting services for water quality monitoring, HAB mitigation, and stormwater management projects at Lake Hopatcong. Dr. Lubnow’s areas of expertise include aquatic and watershed management, restoration ecology, community and ecosystem ecology, and the prevention, identification, and management of Harmful Algal Blooms. As Senior Technical Director of Ecological Services at Princeton Hydro, he manages a variety of lake and watershed restoration projects.
For previous water quality reports, click HERE.
0:00 Introduction – Kyle Richter, Lake Hopatcong Foundation
1:50 Summary of 2022 Activities - Fred Lubnow, Princeton Hydro
6:42 Water Quality Monitoring Data - Fred Lubnow, Princeton Hydro
28:25 Tips for Homeowners - Fred Lubnow, Princeton Hydro
33:17 Question & Answer
50:37 Closing Remarks – Kyle Richter, Lake Hopatcong Foundation