Drought conditions improve again in NH; drought over in some spots
Drought conditions improve again in NH; drought over in some spots.
Drought conditions have improved drastically over the last several months.
According to the latest report Thursday morning from the U.S. Drought Monitor for New Hampshire, the problem spot in the state is relegated to Sullivan County, where most of that area is now in a moderate drought, an improvement from the previous report.
Areas from the Lakes Region south to the Massachusetts border are considered abnormally dry, the lowest rating on the monitor’s drought scale.
This indicates there may be some lingering water deficits, while pastures or crops may not have fully recovered.
Areas in the White Mountains north through the Great North Woods and extreme southwestern and extreme southeastern spots in the state are no longer in a drought at all.
At its peak, most of the state was gripped in an extreme drought from the end of 2016 through the beginning of 2017.
In the map above, areas shaded in light orange indicate moderate drought conditions, while areas shaded in yellow are considered abnormally dry.