ROUND VALLEY RESERVOIR PROGRESS UPDATE: 07/07/17
On June 9, the Authority concluded the planned spring pumping operations at Round Valley. The pumping season lasted roughly 6 months and, combined with rainfall, added about 7 billion gallons (or approximately 10 feet) of water to the reservoir. The level of the reservoir has been stable for the past month since pumping stopped, largely due to the mild weather and continued rainfall. If water supply demands increase, the Authority will release water from the reservoir, but for the past few months, no water supply releases have been necessary.
Current reservoir water level data is available on the Authority’s main website here. Additional information about reservoir water levels is available from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Drought Information Website here.