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Drought Brings Water Use Curbs in North New Jersey

April 18, 1985|Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Thomas H. Kean declared a drought emergency in six northern New Jersey counties Wednesday and established water use restrictions to conserve dwindling supplies.

Kean said that the state's water shortage--the worst in 55 years--has reduced water levels in northern New Jersey reservoirs by about half.

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