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Burlington Township Police Department
Thursday August 29th, 2019 :: 01:05 p.m. EDT


Sylvan Lakes closed until further notice due to Harmful Algal Bloom. DEP has been notified and is conducting testing.

The Burlington County Board of Health, during normal testing, confirmed cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) at Sylvan Lake in Burlington Twp. DEP has been notified and is conducting testing.


It is in the portion of the lake by Sylvan Park Dr and not the bathing lake at this time. For the safety of our residents, the DEP is recommending we close the bathing lake until further notice.


If you observe what you think might be a HAB in a pond, lake, or stream, to report a suspected Harmful Algal Bloom, contact the DEP Hotline at 1-877-WARNDEP (927-6337) or submitted through the WARN NJDEP mobile app (available via iTunes, Google Play or Windows Phone).


Any questions, please contact the Burlington County Health Department (609-265-5548).

Burlington Township Police Department
851 Old York Rd
Burlington, NJ 08016

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-386-2019

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