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Despite recent rain, New Hampshire is still in a serious drought

Despite recent rain, New Hampshire is still in a serious drought
Although most of New Hampshire saw an inch or more of rain from Wednesday through Friday, putting a temporary pause to concern about wildfires, the state remains in a severe drought and officials are warning people to conserve water, especially those...

Subscribe Donate Despite recent rain, New Hampshire is still in a serious drought By DAVID BROOKS Concord Monitor Published: 10/4/2020 5:08:56 PM Modified: 10/4/2020 5:08:52 PM Although most of New Hampshire saw an inch or more of rain from Wednesday through Friday, putting a temporary pause to concern about wildfires, the state remains in a severe drought and officials are warning people to conserve water, especially those who use private wells.They also suggested that people on wells — about two-thirds of residences in New Hampshire covering half the population — should “spread out water usage throughout the day to allow the well to recharge between uses.1, all of New Hampshire, except a sliver along the Connecticut River in Cheshire County, was in severe drought, the third out of five categories of drought, with the region stretching from Loudon east to Rochester and the Maine coast in exceptional drought, the fourth category.New Hampshire last suffered this severe of a drought in 2016.

2, even though the week’s rain has refreshed surface water levels somewhat.During the 2016 drought, water levels in that well fell as much as 20 feet below ground level.

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