June 15, 2017
CT Green Guide

CT drought advisory ends

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor
For the first time in more than two years, the U.S. Drought Monitor shows no abnormally dry areas in Connecticut.

Connecticut's drought situation continues to improve.

The Connecticut Interagency Drought Workshop announced on Thursday that it had lifted a drought advisory that covered the entire state. The change follows above-average precipitation in May.

Last month, the group decided to lift the state's first-ever drought watch, which had been in effect in six counties since October. The lower-level drought advisory was in effect for the entire state from May 3 to today.

The U.S. Drought Monitor last week eliminated the final area of the state that had been designated as "abnormally dry." It's the best condition Connecticut has been in since April 2015.

Residents and businesses are still advised to follow any advice or requests from their water suppliers or municipalities.

The impact of the drought is not over, however, as the dry conditions led to higher populations of Gypsy moths, which can weaken and kill trees.

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