Drought Conditions Update
The drought conditions have improved for parts of our area. We are still in extreme drought conditions for the majority of the southern half of Rhode Island through southern Bristol County MA and the northeastern corner of RI and northern Bristol County in Massachusetts. Improvement to severe drought throughout central areas of southern New England. According to the US Drought Monitor, extreme and severe drought conditions can cause a variety of concerns from wells running dry, to farming interests taking losses, to poor water quality and reduced river flow.