Maine’s third summer of drought conditions could start to affect wells in the state
At Maple Knoll Farm in Solon, they’ve been keeping a close eye on their well as conditions remain dry or abnormally dry over much of Maine this summer.
The 10-foot-deep old-style dug well supplies water for the farm’s 25 goats, three cows and gardens.
“We’ve been monitoring it,” farm owner Michelle Schrader said. “It hasn’t gotten worrisome low.”
But three years of dry summers have not done any favors for Maine’s groundwater supply, according to a state water expert.
“People are starting to run out of water,” said Ryan Gordon, hydrogeologist with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. “It’s going to affect more people as drought [conditions] for the third summer in a row cover a lot of the state.”
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