Drought Region

Last week Massachusetts’ Northeast region officially entered “Level 2” drought status.  

 

Last week, after three months of lower-than-normal rainfall, the Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs officially moved the state’s Northeast region to a Level 2 (“significant”) drought designation.

“Our town’s water supply seems fine, but we are much better off if we are prepared,” said Manchester Select Board chair Becky Jaques, encouraging residents to nevertheless be aware of their water use.  

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Gravelly Pond, responsible for 60 percent of MBTS’ water supply, dropped in June and current levels are relatively stable compared to this time last year.  (MBTS DPW)

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