State Impacts

This tool sorts and displays impacts by state from the Drought Impact Reporter through 2021. Users can filter impacts by U.S. Drought Monitor status, season, weeks in drought, industry and date range. The Drought Impact Reporter records impacts that have been documented in news media. This may provide insight on what to expect when a state is experiencing a certain level of drought.

If you would like to submit information on how drought is affecting you, please submit a Condition Monitoring Observer Report.

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Start Date Seasons Weeks in Drought Historically observed impacts
2019-09-30fall0Fire restrictions in south New Jersey
2019-09-27fall0Fire restriction in northern New Jersey
2019-09-20fall0Brown tree leaves, drying grasses in Middlesex County, New Jersey
2018-01-10winter0Low reservoirs in northern New Jersey
2017-03-09spring0New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection issued drought watch, warning
2016-10-21fall0Drought warning in New Jersey
2016-10-05fall0Additional New Jersey counties in drought watch
2016-07-25summer0Drought watch for northern New Jersey
2016-07-16summer0Drought contributed to tropical-appearance of ocean at Atlantic City, New Jersey
2016-04-21spring0New Jersey Forest Fire Service urged caution with fire
2015-09-23fall0Drought watch in New Jersey
2015-09-23fall0Water restrictions in Newton, New Jersey
2015-09-23fall0Hay selling well in Hampton, New Jersey because weather hindered hay growth
2015-09-05fall0Produce half the normal size in Monroeville, New Jersey
2015-09-05fall0Boats pulled early from Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey
2015-05-21spring0New Jersey American Water urged even-odd watering in Monmouth County to conserve water
2012-08-08summer0Some New Jersey produce better for the dry weather, other crops may have suffered yield loss
2010-07-12summer0Drought stifling hay and straw in Burlington County
2010-07-12summer0Abundant water supply needed for care for crop in Gloucester County
2010-07-12summer0Additional costs for Thorofare farmer during drought
2010-07-11summer0Planting delayed in Newton due to dry soil
2010-07-09summer0Mount Olive fields closed, due to drought, heat
2010-07-07summer0Water restrictions in Denville
2010-07-07summer0Oak crown fire in Lakewood
2010-07-06summer0Mandatory water restrictions in Freehold
2010-07-06summer0New Jersey residents urged to conserve water
2010-07-04summer0Voluntary water restrictions in Ocean County
2010-07-02summer0Water restrictions in Monmouth County
2010-07-01summer0Cape May County resident waters to keep lawn green
2010-06-29summer0Increase in requests for sprinkler systems repair in Avalon and Wildwood
2006-05-11spring0Fire impact from Media submitted on 5/15/2006
2006-05-08spring0Water Supply & Quality impact from Media submitted on 5/9/2006