ORADELL, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Reservoirs in New Jersey are getting dangerously low.
Falling water levels have raised concerns around the region. Now, people in part of North Jersey are being told to conserve or face restrictions.
Sun baked soil, parched rocks, geese walking where they would normally have to swim, and low water levels in reservoir tributaries illustrate the severity of New Jersey’s water woes.
As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, cracked and parched earth at the Oradell Reservoir is usually under water, but not now.
“The New Jersey reservoirs that serve 800,000 people with drinking water everyday are down to 45 percent capacity,” said United Water spokesman Steve Goudsmith.