Extreme drought affecting much of Massachusetts


BOSTON (NEWS10) – Drought is striking through much of Massachusetts.

The U.S. Drought Monitor declared extreme drought conditions throughout much of the commonwealth. Among the areas affected are Boston through Cape Ann and in parts of Western Massachusetts.

Gov. Charlie Baker said it has been a tough time for many, including farmers.

“The Commonwealth has been experiencing abnormally dry conditions for the better part of the past five or six months due to low precipitation and groundwater levels coming on the heels of what we would all agree was a relatively mild winter,” he said.

Baker encouraged people to follow all local water restrictions to help the conservation effort.

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