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Is New Jersey headed for a drought? (Alexey Klementiev, ThinkStock)
Is New Jersey headed for a drought? (Alexey Klementiev, ThinkStock)
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Is New Jersey headed toward a drought?

New Jersey has not seen a soaking rain since April 20 and 21 and while the northern part of the state is the driest right now, the entire state could use a steady downpour.  

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EAST PORTERVILLE, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Low water is seen at the dam of Lake Success on February 11, 2015 near East Porterville, California (David McNew, Getty Images)
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Study sees even bigger longer droughts for much of US West

As bad as recent droughts in California, the Southwest and the Midwest have been, scientists say far worse "megadroughts" are coming -- and they're bound to last for decades.

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Crew covers a row of fireworks shells that have been loaded into launching tubes at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque, N.M., for the city's annual Fourth of July festival.  (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
Crew covers a row of fireworks shells that have been loaded into launching tubes at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque, N.M., for the city's annual Fourth of July festival. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
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July 4th? Arthur moves celebrations to 3rd or 5th

NEW YORK (AP) -- As Americans prepared to celebrate the nation's 238th birthday, Hurricane Arthur forced several East Coast cities to switch the dates of their Fourth of July shows and officials in the drought-stricken West urged caution in setting off fireworks.

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Damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene is seen in Prattsville, N.Y. in 2011.  (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
Damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene is seen in Prattsville, N.Y. in 2011. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
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NYC Launches Programs to Protect Its Water Supply

Wary of more big storms washing out towns and churning up debris around its distant reservoirs, New York City will buy homes and businesses in flood zones and reduce local hazards.

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Snow in Mays Landing (Chris Coleman, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Wet Winter Relieves Drought Worries [AUDIO]

Drought concerns should be non-existent in New Jersey this spring.

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Rain Shortage Prompts Drought Concerns [AUDIO]

Following months of significantly low rainfall, the northern quarter of New Jersey has entered a “moderate drought” stage, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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Is New Jersey in a Drought?

There is a slight risk that New Jersey may see a drought this year.

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Report: Global Warming Didn’t Cause Big U.S. Drought

A new federal report says last year's drought was a freak of nature and can't be blamed on man-made global warming.

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Marianna Massey, Getty Images
Marianna Massey, Getty Images
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Does NJ’s Dry Spell Mean Upcoming Drought? [AUDIO]

New Jersey has seen a dry spell lately, which may prompt some of us to wonder about how far we are from a drought.

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Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops
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Isaac’s Remnants Relieves Some Drought States

The remnants of Hurricane Isaac dumped heavy rain on some key Midwest farming states that dramatically lessened the drought there, but conditions worsened in two of the nation's biggest corn producers, Iowa and Nebraska, which missed out on the badly needed moisture, according to a drought report released Thursday.

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