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Over 65 percent of New Jersey now in ‘Moderate Drought’

Without significant short-term rain, the Garden State will continue plunging into a perilous rainfall deficit, with big hydrological and agricultural effects.

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Let your lawns go thirsty: NJ residents asked to cut back on water usage

There's no emergency yet, but state officials ask the public to be water wise

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In this photo taken Thursday, July 21, 2016, Peter Ellermann waters his garden at the Community Gardens in Concord, N.H. The summer drought has forced Ellermann to cart in 30 gallons of water in five fallen containers three times a week to keep his plants healthy. Parts of the Northeast are in the grips of a drought that has led to water restrictions, wrought havoc on gardens and raised concerns among farmers. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
In this photo taken Thursday, July 21, 2016, Peter Ellermann waters his garden at the Community Gardens in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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Extreme drought conditions expanding across Northeast US

The drought affecting the Northeast United States is getting worse in some areas.

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All that rain last weekend did help NJ stave off potential drought

Conditions in New Jersey are improving, due in part to the heavy rains that drenched parts of the state last weekend, but also because last month turned out to be the 14th wettest on record.

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In this photo taken Thursday, July 21, 2016, farmer John Lavoie walks through drying strawberry patch in Hollis, N.H. Parts of the Northeast are in the grips of a drought that has led to water restrictions, wrought havoc on gardens and raised concerns among farmers. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
In this photo taken Thursday, July 21, 2016, farmer John Lavoie walks through drying strawberry patch in Hollis, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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Drought hits Northeastern US, could last months

At Lavoie's Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn haven't broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted.

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Is North Jersey headed for a drought? Reservoir levels falling fast

Nobody is pushing the panic button just yet, but with drier-than-normal conditions and higher-than-average temperatures over the past few weeks, state officials are carefully monitoring reservoir levels as they begin to drop.

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Central Jersey counties ‘abnormally dry’ — Is NJ headed for a drought?

March and April of this year ranked as the seventh-driest on record in New Jersey. Overall, Spring 2016 delivered an average of 9.39 inches of rain, nearly three inches below normal.

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U.S. President Barack Obama walks through the the Museum of the City of Havana March 20, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama walks through the the Museum of the City of Havana March 20, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Obama seeks more coordination on dealing with drought

Obama issued a presidential memorandum and separate action plan Monday that sets forth a series of goals for the federal government. They include sharing more information about drought risks with state, regional, tribal and local authorities, and improving coordination of federal drought-related activities.

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California Storms
The Almaden Reservoir is filled after series of storms Monday, March 14, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Storms replenish key reservoirs amid California drought

Four straight days of rain have replenished several key reservoirs in Northern California, delighting a state in its fifth year of drought and raising hopes that water-use restrictions might be eased.

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Californina Sinking Land Costs
This Dec. 22, 2015, photog shows a buckle in the lining of the Delta Mendota Canal near Dos Palos, California. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
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Damage from sinking land costing California billions

Four years of drought and heavy reliance on pumping of groundwater have made the land sink faster than ever up and down the Central Valley, requiring repairs to infrastructure that experts say are costing billions of dollars.

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