Monday, November 21, 2016

Delaware River Basin Commission Sets Special Meeting Nov. 23 On Drought Conditions

The Delaware River Basin Commission will hold a special meeting November 23 to consider actions to deal with worsening drought conditions in the watershed, including changes to reservoir releases, managing out-of-basin diversions and river flow objectives.  (formal notice)
The Commission held a hearing on drought conditions November 9 to consider the potential for declaring a water supply emergency.
Click Here for current DRBC drought information, including the current location of the salt line in the lower Delaware River.
DEP declared Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe and Northampton counties in drought warning status on November 2.  New Jersey declared 14 counties in drought warning status on October 21. [Photo: DRBC’s map needs to be updated with the Oct. 21 NJ announcement.]
The meeting will be held in the Goddard Room of the Commission’s office building at 25 State Police Drive in West Trenton, New Jersey starting at 11:00 a.m.
For more information, visit the Delaware River Basin Commission website.

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