Pumping into Round Valley
The New Jersey Water Supply Authority has begun pumping operations to add water to Round Valley Reservoir. It is currently anticipated that pumping will be ongoing for several months, although the Authority’s ability to pump water into Round Valley is dependent on sufficient water levels in the South Branch of the Raritan River. Water levels in the South Branch are almost entirely dependent on precipitation, so the Authority’s ability to pump is also dependent on precipitation. This pumping will not replenish the reservoir to full capacity in the near future, but will increase the level of the reservoir.