Draining, Lack of Rain Deter Partiers at Greenwood Lake
As crowds flock to the Jersey Shore during the Memorial Day weekend, it's a different story at one popular northern New Jersey lake.
Normally dozens of boats would head out onto Greenwood Lake in West Milford, helping local businesses. But this year they've stayed away because the lake is about two feet below its usual depth.
That's due to a combination of factors. The Greenwood Lake Commission performed a scheduled drawdown of the lake to allow property owners to repair docks and bulkheads. The lack of snow last winter and scant rain this spring worsened the situation.
A marina owner tells The Record of Woodland Park that about 130 boats normally are in their slips on the holiday weekend, but only one had made it by Sunday morning.
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