Drought warning begins to affect NJ fall recreation
State officials are reporting that the continued drought warning in effect for much of New Jersey is starting to affect the fall recreation business.
Jim McCann, the manager at Propsect Point Boat Yard in Lake Hopatcong, says the drought has the lake down about a 1 ½ feet and is hurting sales.
"It causes lost income for businesses on the lake because the boats aren't out," says McCann. "They're not out there spending money until the end of the season."
The season usually runs until the end of November. McCann says boaters won't go out for fear of damaging their vessels.
McCann also says those interested in buying boats are having second thoughts when they see the water level.
There are 14 counties in New Jersey under a drought warning.