Drought over but parts of Waldo County remain ‘abnormally dry’
“Precipitation looks to be above normal for the next two weeks,” he said.
By the middle of October, almost 70 percent of Maine was experiencing some drought conditions, including large parts of northern and eastern Maine that previously were not affected.
First Maine drought in 14 years Maine hadn’t experienced a drought in 14 years.
Stasulis said 17,000 people reported dry wells during the drought in the early 2000s.
Town Manager Steve Eldridge said the manganese levels in the water have dropped.
Chase’s Pond, York’s water source, is now back to normal levels.
A call to the Maine Farm Service Agency was not returned Thursday, and it is unclear how many farmers applied for aid.
They were not able to grow enough forage to feed their cattle this winter, so they had to buy extra feed.
“I hadn’t seen it green since July of last year,” she said.
The April rain has saturated the soil for now, but Sinisi is worried a dry spell could send the state back to drought.