Officials Hopeful That Rain In Forecast Will Help Maine Get Out Of Drought

Jul 26, 2018

For the third year in a row, most of Maine is abnormally dry.

The Maine Emergency Officials says Washington County is the one exception, but that may soon change.

National Weather Service Hydrologist Tom Hawley, in Gray, says it appears that Maine will start to see more rainfall over the next four weeks or so.

“We're hoping that this forecast for above normal precipitation over the next four weeks will verify, and help us to slowly get out of this very dry period.”

Hawley says it'll take 3 to 6 inches of rain over the next 4 or 5 weeks to escape the moderate drought.

Meanwhile the Maine Emergency Management Agency is advising those with wells to check water levels and, if needed, reduce daily water usage. Well owners are also being told to avoid filling wells with water from another source.