As of November 7, 2014, the Drought Advisory for two of the state’s drought regions, the Southeast Region and the Cape and Islands Region, remains in effect, based on a review of parameters in the Drought Management Plan.

News: Drought Advisory announced for Southeast Massachusetts and Cape Cod and the Islands, effective October 1, 2014 pdf format of Drought Advisory for Cape Cod and Islands, Southeast MA

The Massachusetts Drought Management Plan pdf format of Drought Management Plan
file size 1MB outlines the responsibilities of various state and federal agencies, the lines of communication and general sequence of actions to be used based on the severity of the situation.

Drought Maps

Drought Regions Map

List of Massachusetts Towns by Drought Region pdf format of List of Massachusetts Towns by Drought Region

Drought Status Maps

Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI)

The Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) is one of seven indices used by the Massachusetts Drought Management Task Force to determine the level of drought severity. See more...

Drought Management Task Force

The Drought Management Task Force (DMTF) assists in collecting and assessing technical information, facilitates coordination and communication among DMTF members, and provides advice to the Secretary of EEA, the Secretary of Public Safety and Security, and the Governor on the level of drought and agency response.

Tips for Saving Water doc format of Tips for Saving Water