Severe drought threatens crops across southwestern CT

Local farmers are beginning to feel the effects of what the National Drought Mitigation Center is calling a "dry-spell" for southwestern Connecticut. After an unusually dry winter and early spring, local

News 12 Staff

Apr 14, 2012, 2:26 AM

Updated 4,393 days ago

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Severe drought threatens crops across southwestern CT
Local farmers are beginning to feel the effects of what the National Drought Mitigation Center is calling a "dry-spell" for southwestern Connecticut.
After an unusually dry winter and early spring, local farmers say they are behind about four to five inches of much-needed rain. They are depending on well water to sustain their crops, but without rainfall, many farmers say their livelihoods are on the line.
To see a map outlining drought-affected areas in Connecticut, click on the Drought Monitor - Connecticut map.


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