Northeast reservoirs

12 Before/After Images That Show How the Northeast Drought Has Affected the Local Reservoirs

Even though recent rains have brought some drought relief in the Northeast, 76% of the region is still in various states of drought that range from abnormally dry to extreme drought. The slides below show how the drought has affected 19 reservoirs in the Northeast.

Imagery provided by the Landsat 8 and Landsat 5 satellites. In order to minimize the effects of seasonal fluctuations in water levels, the “before” and “after” images are roughly around the same time of the year, no more than a month’s difference.Move the slider over each image to see the changes.

1. Ashokan Reservoir (NY)

September 2011 vs. October 2016


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2. Quabbin Reservoir (MA)

September 2009 vs. September 2016


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3. Wanaque Reservoir (NJ) and Monksville Reservoir (NJ)

September 2011 vs. October 2016


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4. Neversink Reservoir (NY) and Roundout Reservoir (NY)

September 2011 vs. October 2016


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5. Round Valley Reservoir (NJ) and Spruce Run Reservoir (NJ)

September 2011 vs. October 2016


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6. Scituate Reservoir (RI)

September 2011 vs. October 2016


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7. Quinapoxet Reservoir (MA) and Pinehill Reservoir (MA)

September 2009 vs. September 2016


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8. Oradell Reservoir (NJ), Lake Tappan (NJ and NY), and Woodcliff Reservoir (NJ)

September 2011 vs. October 2016


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9. Boonton Reservoir (NJ)

September 2011 vs. October 2016


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10. Barkhamsted Reservoir (CT) and Colebrook River Lake (CT and MA)

September 2009 vs. September 2016


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11. Canobie Lake (NH)

November 2011 vs. November 2016


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12. Lake DeForest (NY)

September 2011 vs. October 2016


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