As of August 1, 2019: Six of the state’s seven drought indicators are in the normal range for all regions. The Keetch-Byram Drought Index (which indicates fire danger) is at an elevated level (Advisory or Watch) in 5 regions (Western, Connecticut River Valley, Central, Northeast, and Cape Cod & Islands). However, the DCR Fire Chief reported that, although there has been some fire activity, there are no serious concerns about fire danger.

The state asks the public to continue to be mindful of the amount of water they are using to ensure that 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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