Cape Cod Drought Conditions Over

Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

HYANNIS – After above average rainfall through September, the Cape Cod region has returned to normal drought conditions after months in elevated categories. 

In response to the declaration from the state Department of Energy and Environment Affairs, the Commonwealth’s Drought Management Task Force has been deactivated until the state experiences another drought. 

“It is significant news that the state of Massachusetts is now under normal conditions, and we thank those who implemented water conservation practices to enable resources to fully rebound,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides in a statement. 

“Importantly, due to the ongoing impacts of climate change causing more frequent extreme weather events, we must remain diligent in our efforts to protect our state’s vital water systems in order to prepare for future dry conditions.”

The department said that the Cape’s surface and groundwater have fully recovered on a region-wide scale. 

Though the department said that water systems within the elbow of Cape Cod have not fully rebounded, they are showing upward trends.

About Grady Culhane

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