Water began gushing out of the 12-inch main from 1941 just after 5 a.m., flooding streets in the Sunset Park section.
“The citizens of, in this case, New Jersey, they own the waterfront,” says Hackensack Riverkeeper Bill Sheehan. “People own the waterfront. The people.”
Connecticut’s laws regarding primates as pets are back in the spotlight.
At their heaviest, the water discharges can stir up sediment and turn the creek brown, spoiling trout fishing and bothering farmers who use the water for irrigation.
A homeowner says her house is unlivable because it constantly floods. She thought relief was in sight when she got accepted into a state program that would take the home off of her hands.
Animal rights activists are petitioning New Jersey’s highest court and appealing to Governor Christie to block a black bear hunt scheduled to begin Monday.
All of New Jersey is now under a drought watch.
Climatologists at a drought hearing do say that they think the worst may be behind us.
Marine biologists are investigating a fish kill in southern New Jersey after tens of thousands of dead fished washed ashore along the Delaware Bay.
New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection said an increased demand for water has caused a serious drop in reservoir levels, CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reports.