Say it ain’t so. No one wants to see another drought for as long as they live. Sadly, Connecticut might be a little bone-dry again according to this new report.
CT Post reports that a majority of the state might be in for tough times because of “abnormally dry” conditions. That’s the official word from the U.S. Drought Monitor, anyway.
A startling 67 percent of the state fell under those conditions this week due to a lack of rain. But, last week, they classified about 50 percent of the state for falling under that term. So, things don’t seem to be improving.
But, that number should hopefully dwindle next week thanks to a week of rain that’s supposed to hit us starting this Saturday. However, residents should conserve water just in case. We all remember last year’s drought, which happened to be the worst in 50 years.
So, residents should watch their water consumption for a bit. Just to be safe.
Especially since there’s reported low stream-flow conditions in a good portion of the state’s rivers.
On top of that, statewide rain totals remain low. However, yearly rainfall totals vary depending on the location.
For example, Sikorsky Airport says they’re about 2 inches shy of what’s normal rainfall. However, Tweed-New Haven Airport says they’re about 15 inches below the yearly rainfall average.
Also, warm weather will make a comeback tomorrow, which could make the dry conditions worse.
However, a week-full of rainfall could spare the state future damage. But, the state remains on a wait-and-see basis.
It looks like Connecticut could see lower than average rainfall this month, too. Compared to an expected higher-than-average temperatures, the dry conditions can go either way. So, it’s best to keep an eye on your water usage until conditions improve.
Here’s hoping they do because last year’s drought was downright scary at times.