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4 FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014 AIM JEFFERSON COMMUNITY Weed harvesting haul nearly triples from last year ordered earlier after this season and will produce an assessment of the harvesting season. The areas from the north side of Bertrand's Island to Sharp's Rock and the Landing Channel are harvested, as are King Cove, Crescent Cove and River Styx, Bello said. Two harvesters are in Ashley Cove and will work from there toward Brady Bridge. River Styx and Crescent Cove were so bad they accounted for a good percentage of the weeds brought in, he added. Bello explained that the Liffy SEE WEEDS, PAGE 10 water, but the two small harvesters are still waiting for parts to replace the ones that were lost or stolen in transit.

Once the small harvesters are on the water, one will go to Lake Musconetcong to help the weed harvesting effort on that small lake. He added that the small harvester should be on Lake Musconetcong by mid-August. Answering a question from Commissioner Dan McCarthy, who was chairing the meeting in the absence of Chairman and Jefferson Township Mayor Russell Felter, Bello said that parts will be BY JANE PRIMERANO Correspondent Dan Bello, who is supervising the weed control program for the state park, told the Lake Hopat-cong Commission on July 21 that the weed harvesters on Lake Hopatcong brought in 800 tons of weeds between June 6 and July 18. According to Bello, that averages about 27 cubic yards a day. In comparison, last year only about 270 tons of weeds were harvested by July 18.

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