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Officials hoping end of week rains will ease current drought conditions in Maine

Parts of Maine were getting some much-needed rain Thursday, but state officials are not ready to say it’s enough to end current drought conditions around the state, according to information released Thursday.

Even as heavy rains were falling over much of northern and western Maine Thursday afternoon, the United States Drought Monitor map was showing abnormally dry conditions from Kittery to Fort Kent.

“Except for Washington County, every county in Maine is experiencing drought or abnormally dry conditions in at least part of the county,” according to Suzanne Krauss, director of the Maine Emergency Management Agency.

This is the third summer in a row Maine has experienced drought condtiions, according to Krauss. The 2016 dry spell was the first drought since 2002.

To read the rest of “Officials hoping end of week rains will ease current drought conditions in Maine,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Julia Bayly, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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