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Guide Drought Management in Massachusetts

Welcome to the Massachusetts Drought page where you can find information about the current drought status, the drought management task force and its meetings, drought index data and monthly hydrological conditions reports. You can also view and easily download drought-related outreach material.

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Current Status

Reflecting conditions since September 1, 2020. (effective until updated)

Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides declared a Level 3 – Critical Drought in the Southeast Region and in the Millers and Charles River watersheds; and a Level 2 – Significant Drought in the other six regions across the state — the Western, Connecticut River Valley, Central, Northeast, Cape Cod, and Islands regions. Read more on our drought status page.

What you need to know

Drought Management Task Force

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The DMTF serves citizens, businesses, and farms throughout Massachusetts by collecting information and making recommendations for drought management to the Secretary of EEA, the Secretary of Public Safety and Security, and the Governor...Learn More

Drought Monitoring

Drought Monitoring

Find information on current drought conditions and learn about how your water supply may be affected..Learn More 

Drought Outreach and Response

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Learn how you can help yourself and your community by saving water..Learn More

Additional Resources for What you need to know

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