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  • Short Summary

    Severely depleted rivers and reservoirs in Eastern states and emergency situation in NY city.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Eastern states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, and New York City, United States of America / USA

    GV Very low water in river in one of the Eastern States of America during a four-year drought. MS Pan of dry sluiceways that should be feeding the storage lakes. Various shots, storage lakes and reservoirs with very little water in. Various shots, low rivers and some beds are just dry rock. CU Sign Wanaque Reservoir. MS Burning sun through trees. CU An old person's hand picking up handful of dry soil. MS Cattle drinking out of low water hole. LS Farmer drilling a well. MS Water running off from the well.

    GV looking across New York from the top of the Empire State Building. (3 shots). GV New York skyline from the river. Various shots around New York and in the parks. People sit and there is no water in the ponds and the fountains are still. Various shots, A.S.P.C.A. lorry decanting water into a bucket for horses. MS Cab horse drinking from bucket. CU Fire hydrant heavily locked.

    CU Arid river beds, cracked with heat.

    Note: Date on original record: 11/07/1965. Contemporary notes record that there was a state of emergency for water in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:36:00 / 01:58:15:00
    UN 4037 D

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