New Hampshire's Drought is Officially Over

Sep 27, 2018

Only the yellow areas on this New Hampshire map indicate abnormally dry conditions.
Credit U.S. Drought Monitor

Data from the U.S. drought monitor shows that dry conditions peaked in mid-July, when nearly two-thirds of the state was in a moderate drought.

Officials asked residents to conserve water amid those conditions, fearing drinking water supplies could be affected.

But cooling temperatures and steady rains that fell in recent weeks may have helped replenish groundwater reserves.

Now, only small portions of the North Country are experiencing abnormal dryness.

Parts of Northern Vermont, upstate New York and Maine remain in drought.

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