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New Jersey Drought Warning
Administrative Order 2016-10


WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey has experienced particularly dry weather conditions over the past several months; and

WHEREAS, during the past six-month period, measured precipitation across northern and central portions of the State ranges from 25 to 50 percent below normal; and

WHEREAS, sources of water supply, both surface and ground, are significantly depleted in these areas;

NOW, THEREFORE, I HEREBY DECLARE, AUTHORIZE, DESIGNATE and DIRECT the following actions to be taken, in accordance with the Water Supply Allocation Permit rules, N.J .A.C. 7:19, and in coordination with affected parties:

Drought Warning Designation: The following counties within the State of New Jersey are designated to be in a "Drought Warning" condition: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. All residents, businesses, and institutions in the counties covered by the drought warning are urged to use water sparingly.

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    New Jersey Facts


    Founded:   December 18, 1787
    Motto:   Liberty and Prosperity
    Capital:  Trenton
    Nickname:  The Garden State
    State tree:  Quercus rubra (Northern Red Oak)
    State flower:  Viola sororia (Blue Violet)
    State bird:  American Goldfinch

    Population:  8.938 million (2014)

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       Sussex County Facts

    Founded: June 8, 1753
    Seat: Newton
    Largest City: Vernon Township

     • Total     535.74 sq mi
     • Land     519.01 sq mi
     • Water     16.73 sq mi, 3.12%

     • (2010)     149,265[3]
     • Density     286.4/sq mi

    Congressional districts:

        5th, 11th


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