LAKE HOPATCONG, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – New Jersey plans to provide nearly $700,000 in grants to help fight algae blooms at Lake Hopatcong and Greenwood Lake.

The state Department of Environmental Protection announced the new grants Tuesday.

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The money will fund projects to evaluate nutrients that go into the lakes, study the effectiveness of aeration systems and analyze filtration systems at storm water basins.

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Algae blooms forced both lakes to close last summer.