The drought warning in effect for much of New Jersey is leading to issues for fishermen, boaters and others taking part in fall recreation.
Officials last Friday issued a drought warning for 14 of New Jersey's 21 counties due to a lack of rainfall and dwindling water-supply conditions.
The Record reports that the drought has taken a toll on trout fishing, boating, duck hunting and other fall recreation.
Volunteers who help stock the Ramapo River with trout say they had a hard time finding places to release the fish.
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Lisa Barno, of the state Division of Fish and Wildlife, says recent cooler nighttime temperatures will help for stocked fish. But she says a continuing drought will be a problem for native wild trout, because this is the start of their breeding season.