Reservoirs Lowered Friday, Stopped Saturday
DEP confirms reservoirs were lowered immediately following Christie's order Friday evening, but stopped 6 p.m. Saturday.
Mayor Ann Subrizi said that reservoirs that feed into the Hackensack River were lowered immediately following Governor Chris Christie's order on Friday, but stopped at 6 p.m. Saturday in order for the released water to clear the system .
After taking part in a conference call with the Governor earlier Sunday, Subrizi said that DEP Commissioner Bob Martin confirmed that the reservoirs were immediately lowered following the Governor's Friday order, but stopped at 6 p.m. Saturday. In northern Bergen County, the reservoirs include the Woodcliff Lake-Lake Tappan-Oradell Reservoir system operated by United Water.
The Oradell Reservoir may have accepted water from the other reservoirs in the system, making more room for the subsequent runoff. As of Sunday afternoon, the Oradell Reservoir is at 17.74'. The highest it can go without spilling over is 23.16'.
High Tides are expected on Monday around 10:26 a.m./10:43 p.m.
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