Vermont Drought Information Resources

May 31, 2002

Spring rains have kept the 2002 precipitation exactly on par with a normal Vermont rainfall year. Lack of rain during both the summer and fall of last year caused a severe drop in both surface water and groundwater levels. Hundreds of Vermonters’ private wells and farm water supplies and even some public water supplies experienced drought conditions.

As summer approaches, Vermonters concerned about drought may wish to consult the following information resources: