December 2, 2016 | Number of The Day
Number of New Jerseyans living under drought conditions

Despite the rain of the past week, climatologists are still warning of a severe drought in New Jersey. Most New Jerseyans are unaware of the severity of this year’s drought, although almost the entire state is being impacted. Indeed, an estimated 7,474,550 people are living in drought conditions.

The northern part of the state has the most severe conditions and is classified as in a severe drought. Moderate drought conditions are affecting the central parts of the state, with abnormally dry conditions along the shore and the southern part of Delaware Bay. To see how your town is classified, check out this map and accompanying data table.