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Northeast Drought Outlook and Climate Forum - Oct. 11, 2016

Event Date & Time

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (All day)
Eastern Time
Boston, Massachusetts


image show small puddle in what used to be a lakeThe Oct. 11 Northeast Drought and Climate Outlook Forum offered stakeholders information on current drought conditions across the Northeast region; drought outlooks; and response, planning, and preparedness resources at the federal state, and local level.
Photo shows Crystal Lake, Haverhill, Massachusetts, in September 2016.

For an unedited video recording of the event, go to

Click here for a two-page summary of the meeting



Current Drought Conditions and Outlook for 2016

Drought Impacts and Responses

Drought Task Forces Panel:  State Decisions across the Northeast
List of presenters:

  • NY - Michael Holt (NY Department of Environmental Conservation) (Remotely)
  • MA - Vandana Rao (MA Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs)
  • CT - David LeVasseur (CT Office of Policy and Management)
  • RI - Kathleen Crawley (RI Water Resources Board)
  • NH - Brandon Kernen (NH Department of Environmental Services)
  • ME - Thomas Redstone (Maine Emergency Management Agency)

Drought Early Warning Information in the Northeast

Drought Assistance and Preparedness

For more information, contact Elizabeth Ossowski, or Ellen Mecray at


Logos for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), NIDIS (National Integrated Drought Information System), AASC (American Association of State Climatologists), NRCC (Northeast Regional Climate Center), and Congressman Seth Moulton, Representing the 6th District of Massachusetts


Northeast Climate Region


New Hampshire
New York
Rhode Island