As of September 1, 2018: Three of the state’s six drought indices (Streamflow, Groundwater, and Reservoir levels) are in the normal range for all regions. All precipitation indices are normal except for the two-month Percent of Normal index, which is at the Advisory level for the Cape and Islands region. The Fire index is at the Advisory Level for all regions except the Northeast and Cape and Islands regions, which are at Watch level. The Crop Moisture index is at the Advisory level for the Northeast, Southeast and Cape and Islands regions.
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.