State Impacts

This tool sorts and displays impacts by state from the Drought Impact Reporter through 2022. Users can filter impacts by U.S. Drought Monitor status, season, weeks in drought, industry and date range. The Drought Impact Reporter records impacts that have been documented in news media. This may provide insight on what to expect when a state is experiencing a certain level of drought.

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Start Date Seasons Weeks in Drought Historically observed impacts
2022-06-01summer0Maine honey bees producing less honey as drought-stricken plants make less nectar
2021-07-17summer0Drought-stressed blueberry bushes in York County, Maine
2021-05-15spring0Maine's white pine trees dropping more needles
2021-04-22spring0Maine's Drought Task Force convened
2021-01-01winter0Drought among several factors reducing return of Atlantic salmon in Penobscot River in Maine in 2021
2021-01-01winter0Very active fire season in Maine
2020-06-25summer0Lower food abundance led to more bear complaints in Maine
2020-06-21summer0Maine farmers irrigating crops
2018-09-25fall0Apples needed more rain in Somerset County, Maine
2018-09-04fall0Drought hampered wild blueberry production in Maine
2018-09-03fall0Some Maine trees stressed by drought, turning color early
2018-09-03fall0Drought aided invasive weed in Aroostook County, Maine
2018-08-30summer0Crop, hay production down in Aroostook County, Maine
2018-08-07summer0Wells going dry in parts of Maine
2018-07-25summer0Strawberries, hay, other crops hurt by dry weather in Aroostook County, Maine
2018-07-24summer0Water conservation requested in Stonington, Maine
2017-07-25summer0Hay growth slowed in York County, Maine
2017-03-06spring0Maine surveying its farmers to prepare for future droughts
2016-10-13fall0Maine Public Utilities Commission assessing status of state's 153 water districts
2016-09-20fall0Maine has good wild blueberry crop, despite drought
2016-09-15fall0Central Maine apples unharmed by drought
2016-09-14fall0Most Maine lakes unusually low
2016-09-08fall0Maine Drought Task Force met, assessed conditions, impacts
2016-08-31summer0Livestock, hay production down in central, southern Maine
2016-08-12summer0Recommendations for Maine anglers to reduce stress on fish
2016-08-09summer0High water demand in Stonington, Maine
2016-08-08summer0Heat hastened maturation of Maine crops
2016-08-04summer0Public information campaign to begin about smart water use in Maine
2016-07-25summer0Maine's blueberry crop down a bit
2016-07-15summer0Honey production down 50 percent and more in Maine
2016-07-01summer0Maine farmers looking to purchase hay, grain for livestock
2016-06-26summer0Dry weather delaying crops, requiring irrigation in Maine
2016-06-13summer0Strawberries a little small in Benton, Maine
2016-05-11spring0Fire danger, activity unusually high in Maine
2016-01-01winter0Big increase in tick-borne disease in Maine during fall 2016
2016-01-01winter0Drought hurt Maine's wild brook trout
2015-09-14fall0Apples smaller than usual in Ellsworth, Maine
2015-09-02fall0Castine, Maine buying additional water
2015-05-07spring0Spate of wildfires in Maine
2013-06-13summer0Fire permits suspended in many areas near Portland, Maine