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New Jersey Drought Information
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Current Reservoir Levels

Combined Northeast Reservoirs Combined Northeast Reservoirs graph represents the total of 13 separate reservoirs with a combined capacity of 76.2 billion gallons (BG). These reservoirs are owned and operated by four agencies. Declaration of Drought "Warning" or "Emergency" is based on analysis of precipitation during the preceding months and reservoir levels.
United Water of NJ Reservoirs   Designed to be drawn down in the summer, reservoirs refill in the spring through runoff naturally and by pumping water up into them.

United Water of New Jersey has four reservoirs with a total capacity of 13.9 BG.
Newark Reservoirs   The Newark Water Department owns five reservoirs with a total capacity of 14.4 BG.
North Jersey District Reservoir   The North Jersey District Water Supply Commission owns and operates two reservoirs with a total capacity of 36.6 BG and two pumping stations on the Pompton and Ramapo rivers which are used to refill the reservoirs.
Jersey City Reservoirs   The Jersey City Water Department owns 2 reservoirs with total capacity of 11.4 BG
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Last Updated: January 5, 2016