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Dry conditions hastening leaf drop, dull color in Coos County, New Hampshire
10/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

Plants & Wildlife
Water Supply & Quality
Coos County, NH

Start Date: 10/3/2017 -  
I am calling it moderately dry but we are nearing severe. 23 straight days without precipitation, 2.13" in Sept., 2.99" in Aug., 3.51" in July. Trees have an abnormal amount of leaf drop, which started in mid September. Colors are dull. Apple trees dropping fruit and leaves. Soils are very dry and dusty, streams have limited flow. Fields are very dry. Forest floor abnormally dry. We have a 500-ft well that has run short twice (recharging both times) in the past three weeks, prompting very limited use. (Well was increased from 200 to 500 ft and fracked last year.) CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Randolph 1.4 NE on 10/3/2017