After crossing back over the State Police high-water mark of 9.5 feet at the Lake Hopatcong dam and continuing past the height of 10.49 feet from Hurricane Irene's rainfall, Lake Hopatcong peaked at a new high of 10.72 feet late on Thursday night before beginning to drop again. The height of the lake this week, after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Lee, surpassed the high from Hurricane Irene on August 28 by nearly three inches. The no-wake restriction will remain in effect until the lake again drops below the 9.5-foot mark at the dam.
A collection of photographs from Friday, just after the lake height had hit its peak:
The grassy walkway at the end of the lake in Landing.
The lake floods the ramp at Lake's End Marina in Landing.
The docks at KaBobs at the Northwood Inn in Henderson Cove.
The Main Lake Market had several inches of flooding inside.
The water moves into the parking lot at O'Sullivan's in Woodport.
The docks at the Windlass Restaurant are covered by water.
At Dow's Live Bait, the dogs chase small fish around the dock and parking lot.
At Lee's Park, the lake extends into the beach and lawn area.
Chestnut Point's stone walls are underwater, with the water lapping onto the lawn.
The dock at San Bar Marina is under several inches of water.
A private dock underwater.
At Johnny's Marina in Rivery Styx, floating docks remain above the water, but the no-wake restriction keeps most boats tied up and the waters calm.
Floating docks at the Jefferson House rise up with the high water level.
The docks are barely visible near Brady Bridge. The no-wake restriction is in effect not just to protect shoreline, but also to protect boaters from hitting underwater structures at high speed.
The slide and docks at Shore Hills Country Club are partially underwater.
Most of the docks at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club are underwater.
Overlooking a very full lake from the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club lawn.
High water at Barnes Bros. Marina in Mt. Arlington.
Ankle-deep water at the dock benches at Mt. Arlington Public Beach.