- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey officials have lifted a drought warning and watch over much of the state.

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin on Wednesday signed an administrative order lifting the advisories that dated to October.

Soaking rain in the winter and early spring led to the advisories being lifted.

Martin says two reservoirs in northern New Jersey remain under capacity and that Hunterdon and Somerset counties will remain under a drought warning.

Drought warnings were lifted in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. A watch was lifted in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties.

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