"News" piece on the ongoing drought that has left an estimated 10,000 to 17,000
"News" piece on the ongoing drought that has left an estimated 10,000 to 17,000 Maine families without water at some point in the past nine months. As of April 23, last year's record rain deficit was quickly being replenished in most parts of the state. Rivers are running slightly above median levels, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. And Tom Hawley, a state hydrologist, said reservoirs are full with the exception of Sebago Lake and some in the watershed of the West Branch of the Penobscot River. The biggest remaining concern is groundwater levels. The drought terminology still holds because in the past 12 moths, Maine has received less than 85 percent of its normal rainfall, Hawley said. Last year was the driest in 107 years, with only 29 inches of precipitation.
Burnett, Lee, ""News" piece on the ongoing drought that has left an estimated 10,000 to 17,000" (2002). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 6014.
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