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Drought conditions beginning to reappear in parts of Maine

Despite a wet spring, abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions are developing in parts of the state.

Parts of northeastern Maine are experiencing drought conditions while a majority of Aroostook County and parts of central and coastal Maine are classified as abnormally dry, according to an Aug. 3 report from the U.S. Drought Monitor Mitigation Center.

“It’s all a recent development, we were quite wet for much of the summer,” Todd Foisey, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service station in Caribou, said. “Then in July, the rain just turned off.”

The most recent report harkens back to the severe drought that plagued the state last summer and fall, with farmers experiencing difficulty growing under parched conditions.

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