Southern New Hampshire is now officially in a drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor . The state’s Department of Environmental Services says low snowpack and dry weather earlier in the year have led to this point. “In some parts of the state we are 7 inches of rain behind where we would be on an average year,” says Thomas O’Donovan, director of the department’s Water Division. “And in most of the state we’re about 3 and a half to 4 inches behind.” Every county in New Hampshire is now experiencing moderate drought in some or all of its parts. Under these conditions, fish and tree populations are stressed, honey production declines, and grain yields are lower than normal. Northern Grafton and Coos counties have not entered a drought yet, but...
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Southern New Hampshire Now Officially in a Drought