Thanks to storms, N.J. reservoirs in good shape

    Some parts of New Jersey have taken a real beating from the weather this month.

    Strong winds last week caused damage in Central Jersey while heavy rains were the problem in some northern counties. State climatologist Dave Robinson says some areas got as much as 5 inches of rain in a short amount of time causing some flash flooding.

    “Overall the precipitation picture is OK statewide,” he said. “The southern part of the state could use a little bit more rainfall, and everyone could use it a little less intensely.’

    Robinson says any new storms pose the risk of more localized flooding. The recent rains do have some benefit. Department of Environmental Protection officials say the state’s reservoirs are in good shape for this time of year.


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