AUGUSTA – The Maine Emergency Management Agency said this year’s drought is the worst New England has seen in more than a decade.
The agency added there are several factors that will determine when the state sees some relief.
Thomas Redstone of MEMA said “If the ground freezes early the ground will not be able to recharge and replenish it’s water supply. However if we do get a lot of snow we want that snow to be wet and warm as that has more water. The dry flaky snow doesn’t have a lot of water content.”
Officials say you should try to conserve water, especially if you are on a private well system. They are asking anyone with a dry well to report it to 2-1-1 To help them determine the true impact of the drought.