State Says Drought Levels Have Returned to Normal

BARNSTABLE – The state Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs has announced that drought levels for the Cape and Islands are at normal condition levels thanks to above-normal rainfall over the course of last month.

The announcement comes at the recommendation of the Drought Management Task Force.

“Throughout the last several weeks, Massachusetts has greatly benefited from above average precipitation, enabling water systems to reach normal conditions following several months of running a deficit,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides.

Theoharides also said residents should continue practicing water conservation methods despite the drought level so as to not strain water supplies.

Officials asked the public specifically to reduce indoor water use, and address leaks as soon as possible, as well as asked managers of larger buildings to conduct water audits to find if and how more efficient water usage could be put in place on the property.

About Grady Culhane

Grady Culhane is a Cape Cod native from Eastham. He studied media communications at Cape Cod Community College and joined the News Center in 2019.
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