Drought Management Update

Drought Update

September 8, 2022: Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Beth Card declared that except for the Southeast Region that saw improvement at the regional scale, all other regions within the Commonwealth will remain at their current drought levels. This includes the Cape Cod, Connecticut River Valley, Northeast, and Central Regions remaining at a Level 3-Critical Drought, and the Islands and Western Regions remaining at a Level 2-Significant Drought. The Southeast Region has been upgraded to Level 2 – Significant Drought from a Level 3-Critical Drought. Read more on the MassDEP drought status page. This declaration will remain in effect till the next declaration in Mid-September.

To review a complete summary of the drought conditions, select here for the full DPW update.