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History of Drought and Water Consumption

 

Drought

  Date Storage
Percentage
1963-65 Drought
Conservation Campaign: 11/1/63  
Conservation Ends: 5/1/64  
Intense Campaign: 4/1/65  
1980-82 Drought
Watch: 10/16/80  
Warning: 11/6/80  
Emergency (Stage I): 1/19/81 33%
  (Stage II): 4/1/81  
  (Modified): 5/27/81  
Warning (Downgrade): 1/18/82 <68%
Watch: 11/30/82 51%
Warning: 1/18/82  
1985 Drought
Watch: 2/25/85 50%
Warning: 4/3/85 59%
Emergency (Stage I): 4/26/85 62%
  (Stage II): 6/5/85 61%
  (Stage III): 7/10/85 55%
Warning (Downgrade): 11/27/85 63%
Normal: 2/25/86 85%
1989 Drought
Watch: 1/17/89 58%
Emergency (Stage II): 3/22/89 55%
  (Stage III): 5/1/89 71%
Normal: 5/15/89 90%
1991 Drought
Watch: 9/25/91 53%
Warning: 11/8/91 45%
1995 Drought
Watch: 7/5/95 84%
Warning: 9/13/95 58%
Ended: 11/14/95  
2002 Drought
Watch: 12/23/01 44.4%
Warning: 1/27/02 41.5%
Emergency (Stage I): 4/1/02 57.5%
Watch: 11/1/02 68.4%
Ended: 1/3/03 90.4%

 

Consumption

Year NYC Consumption
(Million gallons per day)
Per Capita
(Gallons per person per day)*
2009 1007.2 125.8
2008 1082.9 135.2
2007 1113.9 139.1
2006 1068.7 133.5
2005 1107.4 138.3
2004 1099.5 137.3
2003 1093.7 136.6
2002 1135.6 141.8
2001 1184.0 154.6
2000 1240.4 169.4
1999 1237.2 168.9
1998 1219.5 166.5
1997 1205.5 164.6
1996 1297.9 177.2
1995 1325.7 181.0
1994 1357.7 185.4
1993 1368.5 186.9
1992 1368.6 186.9
1991 1496.3 204.1
1990 1423.8 201.3
1989 1401.7 198.2
1988 1483.9 208.3
1987 1446.5 201.9
1986 1350.7 190.4
1985 1325.8 187.5
1984 1465.0 207.2
1983 1423.8 201.4
1982 1382.4 195.5
1981 1309.3 181.4
1980 1505.9 187.9
1979 1512.4 189.0

* - Based on New York City Census population.


Reservoir Levels

Current: 87.3%

Normal: 78.3%