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[Update: 8/10/10 - Bergen Record writes a good story: "Drought watch continues for Bergen and Passaic Counties".  But at some point, the State Climatologist and reporters have to link the heat wave and drought to its cause: global warming. Doing so would force a discussion of the Christie Administration's across the board attack on policies, regulations, programs, science, resources, and institutions related to global warming and water resource protections. And someone needs to connect the dots between Passaic River pollution and threats to water supply, both quantity and quality.]

Last week, DEP issued a “drought watch“, so we thought that a perfect excuse for a Friday hike up in reservoir country. Hit this link for DEP drought indicator data, but enjoy photo’s:

Wanaque, from Monksville causeway (8/6/10)

Wanaque, from Monksville dam (8/6/10)

Wanaque, from bridge in Ringwood (8/6/10)

Wanaque, from bridge in Ringwood (8/6/10)

Clinton, from just off Clinton Road (8/6/10)

Clinton, from just off Clinton Road (8/6/10)

Canistear (8/6/10)

Canistear (8/6/10)

Monksville (8/6/10)

Monksville (8/6/10)

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