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Low reservoirs in northern New Jersey
1/12/2018 6:11:12 PM

Water Supply & Quality
New Jersey
Bergen County, NJ
Essex County, NJ
Hudson County, NJ
Hunterdon County, NJ
Mercer County, NJ
Middlesex County, NJ
Morris County, NJ
Passaic County, NJ
Somerset County, NJ
Sussex County, NJ
Union County, NJ
Warren County, NJ

Start Date: 1/10/2018 -  
Little rain or snow in northern New Jersey for the past 60 to 90 days has left drinking water reservoirs on the low side. Three reservoirs on the Hackensack River, including the Oradell Reservoir, were at a combined capacity of 57 percent, compared to a normal of 70 percent for this time of year. The Wanaque Reservoir was just under 40 percent full, and its backup, the Monskville, was at 78 percent of capacity, for a combined total of just under 50 percent full, in comparison to typically being 80 percent full in early January. Morris County Daily Record (Parsippany, N.J.), Jan. 10, 2018