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New England Drought Information

Current streamflow and ground water conditions are shown to help with understanding the extent and severity of the drought in New England. These maps are updated daily.


Below normal 7-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of year


 

Map of real-time streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year


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This map (from USGS's National Drought Watch website) shows the 7-day average streamflow conditions in hydrologic units. Thus, the map shows conditions adjusted for this time of the year. The colors represent 7-day average streamflow percentiles for the day of the year. USGS sites having at least 30 years of record are used. The data used to produce this map are provisional and have not been reviewed or edited. They may be subject to significant change.


New England Groundwater Watch


State by State Drought Information

Links to states drought webpages:

Connecticut    Massachusetts    Maine
New Hampshire    Rhode Island   Vermont


New England DroughtWatch Maps

Monthly average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the month of the year:

Below normal monthly average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the month of the year:


USGS Drought Publications

 

This map (from USGS's WaterWatch page) shows the current real-time streamflow conditions for New England stations. The colors represent the real-time streamflow compared to percentiles of historical daily streamflow for the day of the year. Only streamgages with at least 30 years of record are used. The data used are provisional and have not been reviewed or edited. They may be subject to significant change.


Other Federal/Region Drought Info Sources

Drip Calculator

Find out how much water is wasted by a dripping faucet

Check your faucets at home -- do any of them drip? Enough unchecked drips in enough houses can add up to a flood of wasted water—a disturbing fact in those parts of the country in drought conditions. Use our handy drip calculator to see how many gallons of water can go down the drain if your drippy faucets keep dripping.


New England Water Science Center Contacts for the Drought

Keith Robinson, WSC Director
kwrobins@usgs.gov, 603-226-7807, cell: 603-986-2327

Robert Lent, Assoc. Director for Hydrologic Surveillance Programs
rmlent@usgs.gov, 207- 622-6602, cell: 207-215-0737

Matt Ely, Assoc. Director for Hydrologic Interpretative Programs
mely@usgs.gov, 508-490-5040, cell:  774.245.9076

Tom Mack, WSC Groundwater Specialist
tjmack@usgs.gov, 603-226-7805, cell: 603- 496-5573

Gardner Bent, WSC Surface-Water Specialist
gbent@usgs.gov, 508-490-5041, cell: 774-249-1973

Also, please refer to local contacts on states websites.

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