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New Jersey Drought Information
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Regional Drinking Water Supply Indicators

The tables below show drought indicators and overall drought status each of the six drought regions in New Jersey.
A water drop (
S) denotes the indicator has been green for more than a year.
This page can also be downloaded in PDF.

How to determine your drought region
Find the drought status of neighboring areas/state
Resource Importance as a NJ Water Source by Region
1-page description of drought indicators (PDF)

Comment on the Drinking Water Supply Indicators:

Continued drought conditions and depleted water reserves prompted a Drought Warning designation for 14 New Jersey counties on October 21, 2016. This action was deemed necessary to implement DEP’s non-emergency authority to address depleted reservoir storage, stream flows and shallow ground water levels in several regions across the state.  A public hearing about conditions and the possibility of a Drought Warning was held on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Millburn Free Public Library in Millburn, New Jersey. Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem counties remain under a Drought Watch , while only Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties are classified as “normal”. Under a Drought Warning, DEP acts to preserve and balance existing supplies in affected areas in order to reduce the likelihood or severity of an impending water shortage or emergency. The public is strongly urged to conserve water at this time!

regional drinking water supply indicators and declared water supply status indicators

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Last Updated: October 21, 2016