NJ in a "flash drought" condition, state says conserve water
Clip: 07/28/2022 | 4m 22s | Video has closed captioning.
New Jersey environmental officials call it a "flash drought" – a depletion of moisture in soil due to the lack of rain and the extreme heat in recent weeks that's turning lawns, shrubs and crops brown and crunchy. A swath across central Jersey was upgraded to "moderate drought" status Thursday. The state's reservoirs remain in decent shape to supply drinking water.
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