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Splitrock Reservoir in New Jersey

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Just an update about Splitrock Reservoir in Rockaway, NJ:
The town barricaded the parking lot yesterday (July 26, 2010).

Excerpt from a news story about the issue:

Rockaway Township, Jersey City clash over Split Rock Reservoir Mayor Louis Sceusi said he ordered concrete barriers installed on Monday morning after neither the Department of Enviornmental Protection, which built the small lot in 2004, nor Jersey City responded to his July 14 letter reiterating the town's concerns.
Jersey City owns the 625-acre reservoir, which was opened to electric and non-motorized boats but not swimming by DEP six years ago over the strenuous objections of Sceusi and others in Rockaway Township.
Sceusi said the barriers will remain in place "until such time as we can be sure that the people responsible for maintaining the property can keep it safe."
- from the Daily Record (7/26/10)

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  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

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