Exclusive NJ Drought Footage!
 
 
 
 
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The four Highlands reservoirs shown in this video represent the water supply of two of the four major water providers of the State. Round Valley and Spruce Run reservoirs are part of the  NJ Water Supply Commission system. Wanaque and Monksville are part of the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission. All told, the reservoirs located in the Highlands supply water to 70% of  New Jersey's population. All are similarly stressed. Water levels are far lower than the lows expected at this time of year. The NJDEP has been almost silent about this worsening drought condition. 

14 New Jersey counties  are currently under the first drought warning since 2002, which was declared by the NJDEP on Friday, October 21st.  The department held a public hearing at Milburn Free Public Library on Thursday, October 20th where members of the public and the environmental community shared their recommendations for the DEP to move the drought watch to a drought warning.  Many of the people who commented also called for the state to release their water supply master plan which would be helpful in properly managing the little amount of water we currently have.  

As a community we need to stand together and take measures to conserve water throughout our day, so that we can responsibly use this precious natural resource that we depend on to survive.
 
 
 
 
Spruce Run Reservoir on 11/1/16
 
 
 
 
 
​About the New Jersey Highlands Coalition

We represent a diverse network of organizations - small and large, local, regional, statewide and national - and individuals with the common goal to protect, enhance and restore the New Jersey Highlands and to preserve the quality and quantity of drinking water both for the 850,000 people in the Highlands as well as the more than 4.6 million people in Northern and Central New Jersey who depend on Highlands water. For more information visit our website: www.njhighlandscoalition.org

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