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Wells going dry in parts of Maine
8/9/2018 6:05:12 PM



CATEGORIES:
Society & Public Health
Water Supply & Quality
AFFECTED AREAS:
Maine
Androscoggin County, ME
Aroostook County, ME
Cumberland County, ME
Franklin County, ME
Hancock County, ME
Kennebec County, ME
Knox County, ME
Lincoln County, ME
Oxford County, ME
Penobscot County, ME
Piscataquis County, ME
Sagadahoc County, ME
Somerset County, ME
Waldo County, ME
Washington County, ME
York County, ME

Start Date: 8/7/2018 -  
Wells were going dry in parts of Maine, as noted by Ryan Gordon, hydrogeologist with the Maine Department of Agriculture. He noted, “People are starting to run out of water. It’s going to affect more people as drought [conditions] for the third summer in a row cover a lot of the state.” He also said he was getting one to two calls daily from people worried about their wells. A Lincoln County woman called to report that her neighbor’s well had gone dry. Bangor Daily News (Maine), Aug. 7, 2018
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