U.S. Drought Monitor
Map released: Thurs. September 16, 2021
Data valid: September 14, 2021 at 8 a.m. EDT

Intensity

  • None
  • D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • D1 (Moderate Drought)
  • D2 (Severe Drought)
  • D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • D4 (Exceptional Drought)
  • No Data

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The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary. See accompanying text summary for forecast statements.

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Northeast Drought Summary

Heavy rain chipped away at remaining moderate to severe drought (D1 to D2) near the Canadian border, while little change was observed across a lingering area of dryness (D0) in the central Appalachians. Some of the heaviest rain fell in Maine, where Bangor measured 3.34 inches on September 9-10. However, an ongoing drought impact in Maine was poor pasture condition (rated 39% very poor to poor on September 12, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture). Meanwhile, a small area of moderate drought (D1) persisted on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, due to ongoing low groundwater levels.

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