This week’s Drought Monitor report for New York State shows a continued worsening and spreading of the drought. Nearly 92% of the state is now in some sort of drought classification, up from about 89% last week. The amount of Level 2 (Severe) Drought has also increased, from 24.21% of the state to 29.50%.
Wells continue to take a beating, and more municipalities are calling for water use restrictions, which are the first steps in dealing with a drought. In addition, a variety of brush fires have been reported in recent weeks – due to the excessively dry conditions.