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Posted on: August 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Level One Drought Conditions

Green River at low levels due to drought conditions

Due to two months of below-usual rainfall, Berkshire County is experiencing a mild, level 1 drought. Mild drought is not unusual; however, you should know how to mitigate water use and alleviate the strain on your well or the town's water system. This current condition is in line with climate predictions for Western Massachusetts - more frequent droughts with more significant rain events. Visit for indoor/outdoor and before/during drought safety tips.

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