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Honey Lake Dam

Honey Lake Dam

Honey Lake was constructed as a part of the Stony Brook Watershed Project in 1964 as a desilting basin. It has been identified as a high hazard dam by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Dam Safety and is in need of rehabilitation to comply with current safety requirements.

Public Meeting to discuss the future of Honey Lake Dam - December 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Hopewell Township Municipal Building auditorium, 201 Washington Crossing - Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ to discuss the future of Honey Lake Dam.  This is the follow-up meeting to the public scoping meeting that was held in March of this year and is part of the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Watershed Rehabilitation Program.

The Honey Lake Technical Committee has identified several alternatives as they relate to the dam and lake. The features and the impacts of each alternative will be presented. Alternatives under consideration include several rehabilitation alternatives, no action and removal of the dam. The public is invited to provide comment on the alternatives for its rehabilitation or removal. The Technical Committee is made up of representatives of Hopewell Township, Mercer County, Mercer County Soil Conservation District, NJDEP Bureau of Dam Safety, Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Public Scoping Meeting - March 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

As a part of the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Watershed Rehabilitation Program planning process, held a public scoping meeting to discuss the future of the Honey Lake Dam on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hopewell Township Municipal Building auditorium, 201 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ. 

Video from the meeting has been posted on the Hopewell Township website.

The meeting included a presentation on the condition of the dam and lake by NRCS. The public was invited to provide comment on the status of the Honey Lake Dam and on the alternatives for its rehabilitation or removal.

Contact: Gregory Westfall, Water Resource Planner, 732-537-6054