Merriam-Webster Dictionary: “A period of dryness especially when prolonged.”
American Meteorological Society: “A period of abnormally dry weather sufficiently long enough to cause a serious hydro-logical imbalance.”
NOAA’s National Weather Service: “A deficiency of moisture that results in adverse impacts on people, animals, or vegetation over a sizeable area.”
100% of Connecticut is currently in a severe drought along with most of the northeast. August was the hottest month on record for our state since record keeping began in the early 1900s. There were 13 days where temperatures reached 90 degrees and above, with the average high temperature at 88 degrees.
With rainfall amounts well below normal for each month so far this year, wells are drying up and water conservation should be practiced as much as possible. We realize there may be some plantings on your property that will need to be watered regularly to keep them alive during this time, and we ask that you are judicious in your watering practices.
You should also try to conserve water at home as much as possible at this time. Check all water fixtures for leaks or drips, turn off the water while brushing teeth or shaving, and store a pitcher of water in the fridge to eliminate the need to run the faucet until cold. For additional water and money-saving tips, please click HERE.
JULY 2022 STATS
If you need any guidance or assistance in watering your plants or have any questions, please call the office or contact your landscape consultant as soon as possible.
For additional information, updated statistics, and to sign up for alerts, please visit the National Integrated Drought Information System at www.drought.gov.
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