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Connecticut's first drought watch issued, lifted
5/8/2017 12:00:00 AM



CATEGORIES:
Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
AFFECTED AREAS:
Connecticut
Fairfield County, CT
Darien, CT
Greenwich, CT
New Canaan, CT
Stamford, CT
Hartford County, CT
Litchfield County, CT
Middlesex County, CT
New Haven County, CT
New London County, CT
Tolland County, CT
Windham County, CT

Start Date: 10/28/2016 - End Date: 5/8/2017
Connecticut’s drought watch was lifted and replaced by a drought advisory as the Connecticut Interagency Drought Workgroup updated the state’s drought status. While two months of above normal precipitation improved water supplies, the group warned that "streamflow and groundwater levels have demonstrated some volatility and remain vulnerable." Hartford Courant (Conn.), May 8, 2017 The drought watch for Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven and Tolland counties and drought advisory for New London and Windham counties remained in effect and unchanged. Hartford Courant (Conn.), Dec. 9, 2016 Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy urged all residents to conserve water wherever possible as drought persists in the state. The request for water savings was made after the Connecticut Interagency Drought Workgroup issued the state’s first drought watch for Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven and Tolland counties. The voluntary conservation goal in the drought watch area is 15 percent. A drought advisory remained in effect for New London and Windham counties, along with a recommendation for voluntary conservation of 10 percent. Hartford Courant (Conn.), Oct. 28, 2016
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