Water Shortages Likely After Yearlong Drought

03/05/02 12:00AM



(Host) It's going to take more than last weekend's rain to pull Vermont out of its yearlong drought. The state climatologist says that it will take months of steady precipitation to bring the state back to normal levels.

Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux says there are indications that slow improvement is likely. But it appears some water shortages are going to exist.

Last year was the fifth driest year on record since 1895. There were only 32.56 inches of precipitation in the state.

Dupigny-Giroux says that northern Vermont appears to be improving faster than the rest of the state.

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