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New Jersey Drought Information
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Regional Drought 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. To view a specific region, follow the links below. This page can also be downloaded in PDF.

Select a drought region:      Central
   Coastal North
   Coastal South
   Northeast
   Northwest
   Southwest
   
 
How to determine your drought region
 
Find the drought status of neighboring areas/state
 
Resource Importance as a NJ Water Source by Region
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1-page description of drought indicators (PDF)
 
NJ Geological Survey's Drought Indicators Information Circular (PDF)

Northwest Drought Region
Updated: December 14, 2014

Drought Status Indicators  
21
 
 
 
8
 
S
 
 
 
 
 
2
""
Declared Drought Status
 
S
 
 
 
Res=reservoir DRBC=Delaware River Basin Commision
ground water refers to unconfined ground water
# = The number in each colored dot is the number of weeks the specific indicator in that region has been in that status.
 
     
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Central Drought Region
Updated: December 14, 2014

Drought Status Indicators  
 
16
 
 
""
 
0
 
 
S
 
 
 
S
 
 
 
 
2
 
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Declared Drought Status
 
S
 
 
 
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Res=reservoir DRBC=Delaware River Basin Commision
ground water refers to unconfined ground water
# = The number in each colored dot is the number of weeks the specific indicator in that region has been in that status.
 
     
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Northeast Drought Region
Updated:December 14, 2014

Drought Status Indicators  
0
 
 
 
2
 
S
 
 
 
2
 
 
Declared Drought Status
 
S
 
 
 
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Res=reservoir
ground water refers to unconfined ground water
# = The number in each colored dot is the number of weeks the specific indicator in that region has been in that status.
 
     
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Southwest Drought Region
Updated: December 14, 2014

Drought Status Indicators  
2
 
 
2
 
 
S
 
 
 
2
 
 
Declared Drought Status
 
S
 
 
 
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Res=reservoir
ground water refers to unconfined ground water
# = The number in each colored dot is the number of weeks the specific indicator in that region has been in that status.
 
     
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Coastal North Drought Region
Updated: December 14, 2014

Drought Status Indicators  
 
0
 
0
 
 
 
S
 
 
0
 
 
 
Declared Drought Status
 
S
 
 
 
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Res=reservoir
ground water refers to unconfined ground water
# = The number in each colored dot is the number of weeks the specific indicator in that region has been in that status.
 
     
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Coastal South Drought Region
Updated: December 14, 2014

Drought Status Indicators  
 
0
 
45
 
 
2
 
 
""
Declared Drought Status
 
S
 
 
 
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Res=reservoir
ground water refers to unconfined ground water
# = The number in each colored dot is the number of weeks the specific indicator in that region has been in that status.
 
     
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