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Posted on: June 17, 2022

MASSACHUSETTS DROUGHT ALERT

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DROUGHT STATUS

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has declared a Level 2—Significant Drought in the Northeast and Southeast Regions, and a Level 1 – Mild Drought in the Connecticut River Valley, Central, and Islands Regions.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Due to over three months of below normal rainfall, the Commonwealth has once again started to experience drought conditions. The last drought was from January-August 2021. As drought conditions continue to worsen and we are in the growing season, it is important for residents and businesses to be mindful of their water use and conserve water both outdoors and indoors, fix leaks, and for communities to prepare for long-term resiliency to droughts.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

Be mindful of your water use to ensure essential needs, such as drinking water and fire protection, are being met, and habitats have enough water to support their natural functions.

For more information visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/drought-status#current-drought-status-

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