Drought…gets no respect

The drought monitor is a map over time of drought conditions in the US.

The towns of Braintree, Hull, and others have declared water emergencies for use of water in the home (not the silly emergencies around lawn watering), declaring that they have only a three month supply in their resevoirs. Notice on the map our drought conditions in MA are only D-3 overall (severe).

Notice the Lakes area, and the Southwest as well of course the Southeast as advertized nationally. California fires have overshadowed the more important long range issue of drought for agriculture and hydrological crisis.

There have been posts on water, but mainly from city folk. Any farm or ranch people out there as well?


Historical data to last century

Historical data by riverbasin