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Why The Lake Level Is So Low


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JoaquinLake-DamNo, it’s not your imagination: The water level in Verona Park Lake is way below normal.

Last week, with the prospect of Hurricane Joaquin headed our way, the Essex County Parks Department lowered the level of all the lakes in the county park system to prevent flooding around them and downstream if the storm hit.Joaquin-Lake1

Joaquin decided to visit the north Atlantic instead of New Jersey, so the lake controls have been returned to their original setting.
A county spokesman said it could take a few days for the level to return to normal. The lake is fed only by the Peckman River, which despite its name isn’t much more than a tiny stream in Verona. That should make all the snapping turtles in Verona Park Lake much happier.JoaquinLake-Turtle
Photos copyright Julia Langan. Used by permission.

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