MA: Experts Warn Drought Conditions Still Exist in Area

Despite the recent rainfall, experts say we are still in a drought.

Vandana Rao, Assistant Director for Water Policy at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, has been working with the Drought Management Task Force to analyze last month’s water indexes.

“Southeastern Massachusetts is still not doing that great although many of the indexes are at normal, the month of March did see a decline,” said Rao.

Rao says we will need more rain now that it is the growing season since ground water will be sucked up by plants leaving no time for recharge.

“We are still a little bit worried about groundwater. Groundwater does take the longest amount of time to re-cooperate. So I would say yes conditions have marginally improved but we are still being cautious,” said Rao.

Water indexes for April will be discussed when the Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs meets with the Drought Management Task Force in May.


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