Expert: Flooding, more rain, rising temperatures are already an issue in New Jersey
Expert: Flooding, more rain, rising temperatures are already an issue in New Jersey.
The bad news is that flooding could impact southern New Jersey, forcing mass migration northward.
And that, according to an expert, could have a negative impact on Harding.
A total of 1.5 million people outside the watershed depend on it for drinking water, while about 750,000 live within the watershed.
Kibler said that in the past 50 years, the median annual temperature in northern New Jersey has risen from 50.6 degrees to 52.7 degrees.
In addition, the annual average amount of precipitation is up by six inches a year over the course of about 50 years.
Florida will be under water," he said.
"This state gets hit hard.
Kibler suggested that residents speak with their legislators and let them know that water quality issues are important.
He also said residents should reach out to legislators to let them know about concerns with climate change and ground water pollution.