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Drought hits the Northeast, U.S.

August 5, 2016

  • Parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire are experiencing drought.

     

  • This is the second year of below-average rainfall.

     

  • More than 74% of the state of Massachusetts is experiencing some degree of drought according to the US Drought Monitor.

     

  • Maine’s blueberry crop is expected to be smaller than the last two years.

     

  • Farmers are having to make tough decisions about which crops to water.

 

Source:

“Drought hits northeastern U.S., could last months,” 25 July 2016 accessible at http://www.cbsnews.com/news/drought-hits-northeastern-u-s-could-last-months/.

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