- Wednesday September 8th, 2010 :: 05:48 p.m. EDT
Drought Watch Issued for New Jersey
From Allendale Office of Emergency Management:
This is to inform you that DEP Commissioner Bob Martin will be expanding the Drought Watch designation to the entire state this afternoon. This action is based on the unseasonably hot, dry conditions that persisted through summer into September, and the consequent impact on water demands, reservoir storage, stream flows, and unconfined ground water levels throughout the state.
This step is being taken to raise public awareness and encourage voluntary water conservation, and we respectfully request your assistance to help preserve available water supplies in the avoidance of a critical water shortage.
Thanks in advance for your consideration
Allendale Police Department
290 Franklin Turnpike
Allendale, NJ 07401
P.O. Terrence Lawler
Allendale Office of Emergency Management