A month and a half ago there were growing concerns about a possible drought in the Garden state – but now those worries are fading.

Thanks to consistent, average – or above-average rainfall in most parts of Jersey over the past 6 weeks, reservoirs are at normal levels, and fire danger levels – which had been extreme because if was so dry – have normalized as well.

The only area where there’s been less than average rainfall since mid April is extreme South Jersey – mostly in Cape May.

State officials say while we no longer face the immediate threat of a drought, Jersey residents should always conserve water whenever possible.