BANGOR – Fantastic news Thursday from the Maine Emergency Management Agency.
It reports the drought conditions have passed in all Maine counties.
There’s still a few counties that have pockets classified as abnormally dry, but thanks to the snow melt and rain we’ve received this spring, Maine is no longer considered to be in a drought.
MEMA’s Susan Faloon said, “Slow and steady, that’s the way to win the drought race, I guess. Because when we get that hard, fast rain it doesn’t have a chance to absorb and reach the groundwater and recharge the groundwater”
Mema received reports last year that more than 400 dug water wells had run dry because of the drought.
Faloon stated we’re in much better shape heading into the summer this year, but we may not be out of the woods.
State officials will continue to monitor the situation with hopes that more spring rains will arrive before the hot weather moves in.