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National Integrated Drought Information System
Severe drought (D2) coverage expanded in southern New England—a trend that may continue.
For more details, see the Northeast Drought Early Warning System Dashboard.
Drought intensifies and expands as streamflow declines and crops are stressed.
Moderate drought (D1) expands in southern New England and Maine, with a significant expansion of abnormally dry (D0) conditions in New York and New England.
Recent seasonable temperatures and some rain held drought in check for most of the region except for a small area in central Maine.
While rain provided relief to parts of Maine, drought intensified in southeast New England.
The pre-drought footprint expands, raising awareness of the possible return of drought conditions.