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New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection issued drought watch, warning
4/13/2017 12:00:00 AM



CATEGORIES:
Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
AFFECTED AREAS:
New Jersey
Bergen County, NJ
Burlington County, NJ
Camden County, NJ
Essex County, NJ
Gloucester County, NJ
Hudson County, NJ
Hunterdon County, NJ
Mercer County, NJ
Middlesex County, NJ
Monmouth County, NJ
Morris County, NJ
Ocean County, NJ
Passaic County, NJ
Salem County, NJ
Somerset County, NJ
Sussex County, NJ
Union County, NJ
Warren County, NJ

Start Date: 3/9/2017 - End Date: 4/13/2017
Most of the drought watches and warnings were lifted for New Jersey counties as rain and snow alleviated drought and refilled water supplies. Hunterdon and Somerset counties remained in a drought watch. Round Valley reservoir and Spruce Run reservoir were at 72 and 69 percent of capacity, respectively, and need more precipitation to refill. New Jersey Herald (Newton), April 13, 2017 The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection issued a drought warning for Monmouth and Ocean counties and all counties to the north, including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Warren and Union. A drought watch was in effect for Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties. Asbury Park Press (N.J.), March 9, 2017
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