Thanks to recent heavy rains, officials have ended unprecedented water-rationing measures imposed last month on pilgrims visiting the spring at this world-famous shrine.

Under the rules imposed Sept. 19, visitors were asked to take away with them only one small container of water. But officials said Saturday that pilgrims once again could take as much of the water as they could carry.The increased water supply was attributed to the recent rains and the end of the main pilgrimage season.Empty cruise ship sinks in Delaware River