The Hamilton Township Dive Team warns the public to stay back from Lake Lenape and the Great Egg Harbor River because of flooding and rough water.

Chief Glenn Hausmann said Tuesday officials have been patrolling the parks and doing property checks to make sure no one is swimming in the water. He added boaters, kayakers and canoeists should use caution.

“This time of year, the water (in the lake) is usually around 2 feet deep,” he said. “Right now it’s at 5 feet.”

Hausmann added the water is rough, moving at about 3.5 to 4 knots, which could easily knock over “an average-size man,” he said.

He warned kayakers and canoeists the high river means tree branches and debris normally far overhead are now at face level and can cause injury.

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