Current Drought Status

Find out the current drought status in Massachusetts.

As of August 1, 2018: Five of the state’s six drought indices (Precipitation, Streamflow, Groundwater, Reservoir and Crop Moisture) are in the normal range for all regions. The Fire Index is at the advisory level for all regions except the Connecticut River Valley region, which is in the normal range.
Though conditions have improved in the last month, the state asks the public to continue to be mindful of the amount of water they are using, and to eliminate or greatly reduce outdoor water use to ensure essential needs – such as drinking water, fire protection, and crop hydration – are being met.”

Upcoming meetings of the Drought Management Task Force can be found here

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