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Drought Management Team To Convene

For Immediate Release
July 8, 2020

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Concord, NH — Today, in response to the increasing impacts of the low snowpack and lack of rain, Governor Chris Sununu announced that New Hampshire’s Drought Management Team (DMT) will convene for the first time this year. The State Drought Management Plan requires the DMT to be assembled when the drought level reaches “moderate” (D1), which occurred on June 25th. The last droughts the DMT was activated for occurred in 2018 and 2016, which reached “exceptional drought D4” in some parts of the state.
 
The DMT will meet tomorrow at 2:30 PM via video conference.
 
The media are welcome to attend, but must RSVP before the meeting to ensure connectivity. At the meeting, an overview of drought conditions and impacts in the state will be discussed with key representatives across State Government, academia, industry, and other organizations.
 
For information about drought management in New Hampshire or the NH Drought Management Team, please see Drought Management Program.
 
To RSVP for the meeting, please email Carolyn Guerdet at [email protected].
 
If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Herbold at NHDES at [email protected] or (603) 271-6685.