N.H.’s Drought Shrinks Slightly, But Still Covers Half The State | New Hampshire Public Radio

N.H.’s Drought Shrinks Slightly, But Still Covers Half The State

Jul 24, 2020

White Park in Concord was dried out in the drought as of late June.
Credit Dan Barrick / NHPR

Nearly half of New Hampshire is still in a drought.

But the dry conditions are getting a little better, according to the latest data from the National Drought Monitor.

It says 49 percent of the state is in a moderate drought, and 92 percent is abnormally dry.

A month ago, nearly three-quarters of the state was in that moderate drought category.

The dry conditions are concentrated in the Southern tier and lower Lakes region, along with parts of the Upper and Monadnock Valleys.

Water restrictions, especially on outdoor water use, remain in place in several towns and utility districts.

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