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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:

Persistent drier than normal weather has depleted water reserves, prompting a Drought Warning designation for 14 north and central 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. In addition, 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. Administrative Order 2016-10 was issued on October 22, 2016, directing several actions, including modified stream passing flows/reservoir releases, water transfers between affected systems, and other modifications aimed at reducing water losses and maximizing water efficiency. It is critical that all New Jersey residents and businesses do what they can to conserve water at this time!

regional drinking water supply indicators and declared water supply status indicators

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Last Updated: December 6, 2016