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General Drought Info

"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water."
-- Benjamin Franklin

A drought is a natural phenomenon caused by changes in weather patterns resulting in less than normal precipitation.

In times of drought, we must remember that water isn't manufactured. It is a finite commodity. We must wait for rain and snow and hope enough falls to recharge our ground water supplies, replenish our reservoirs, and bolster flows in our streams and rivers. 

In times of drought, and even when we're not in drought, we need to think of ways to save some water for tomorrow and make water conservation a lifelong habit. We must not take water for granted.

Delaware River near Trenton, NJ, 1963.
View of the Delaware River looking downstream from Morrisville, Pa.
towards Trenton, N.J., Oct. 1963.  The drought of record in the
Delaware River Basin lasted six years (1961 to 1967).