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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 May 1, 2022. (effective until updated)

June 15, 2022: Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Bethany Car declared a Level 2 – Significant Drought in the Northeast and Southeast Regions, a Level 1 – Mild Drought in the Connecticut River Valley, the Central and Islands Regions, and Normal conditions in the Western and Cape Cod Regions. Conditions have worsened across most regions of the state, in particular in the Northeast and Southeast regions. Read more on our drought status page. This declaration will remain in effect till the next declaration in July.

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