Connecticut, Mass. in ‘Moderate Drought’

BOSTON (AP) — A stretch of unusually warm and dry fall weather has pushed portions of New England back into drought.

That’s according to the latest survey of conditions by the U.S. Drought Monitor .

Nearly 43 percent of Connecticut and 32 percent of Massachusetts are considered to be in “moderate drought.”

Portions of Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island are also reporting moderate drought conditions due to the recent shortage of rain.

Still, the conditions are nowhere near as serious as one year ago at this time when a large swath of the New England region was experiencing severe or even extreme drought.

 

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

This site uses cookies, tokens, and other third party scripts to recognize visitors of our sites and services, remember your settings and privacy choices, and — depending on your settings and privacy choices — enable us and some key partners to collect information about you so that we can improve our services and deliver relevant ads.

By continuing to use our site or clicking Agree, you agree that CBS and our key partners may collect data and use cookies for personalized ads and other purposes, as described more fully in our privacy policy. You can change your settings at any time by clicking Manage Settings.