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Drought Watch

Drought Definitions

Drought Information Resources

Map Explanation

Map of daily streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year
Map of daily streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year

  • USGS Fact Sheet on Drought

  • USGS Water Supply Paper 2375 - National Water Summary 1988-89--Floods and Droughts 
    Climate and droughts (p. 89-98) 
    Evapotranspiration and droughts (p. 99-104) 
    Paleohydrology and its value in analyzing floods and droughts (p. 105-116) 
    Management of water resources for drought conditions (p. 147-156) 

  • U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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    St. John River at Ninemile Bridge, Maine Big Black River near Depot Mtn, Maine St. John River at Dickey, Maine Allagash River near Allagash, Maine St. Francis River near Connors, New Brunswick Fish River near Fort Kent, Maine St. John River below Fish R, at Fort Kent, Maine Aroostook River near Masardis, Maine Aroostook River at Washburn, Maine Williams Brook at Phair, Maine St. Croix River at Vanceboro, Maine Grand Lake Stream at Grand Lake Stream, Maine St. Croix River at Baring, Maine Dennys River at Dennysville, Maine Black Brook near Northfield, Maine Libby Brook near Northfield, Maine Old Stream near Wesley, Maine Machias River at Whitneyville, Maine Pleasant River near Epping, Maine East Br Bear Brook near Beddington, Maine West Br Bear Brook near Beddington, Maine Narraguagus River at Cherryfield, Maine Cadillac Brook near Bar Harbor, ME Hadlock Bk nr Cedar Swamp Mtn nr Northeast Hbr, ME Seboeis River near Shin Pond, Maine East Branch Penobscot River at Grindstone, Maine Mattawamkeag River near Mattawamkeag, Maine Piscataquis River at Blanchard, Maine Kingsbury Stream at Abbot Village, Maine Piscataquis River near Dover-Foxcroft, Maine Piscataquis River at Medford, Maine Penobscot River at West Enfield, Maine Penobscot River at Eddington, Maine Ducktrap River near Lincolnville, Maine Sheepscot River at North Whitefield, Maine Kennebec River at The Forks, Maine Spencer Stream at mouth, near Grand Falls, Maine Kennebec River at Bingham, Maine Carrabassett River near North Anson, Maine Sandy River near Mercer, Maine Sebasticook River near Pittsfield, Maine Kennebec River at North Sidney, ME Kennebec River at Fr. Curran Bridge at Augusta, ME Cobbosseecontee Stream at Gardiner, Maine Kennebec River at Gardiner, Maine Diamond River near Wentworth Location, NH Androscoggin River at Errol, NH Wild River at Gilead, Maine Ellis River at South Andover, Maine Androscoggin River at Rumford, Maine Swift River near Roxbury, Maine Dead River at Leeds, Maine The Basin outlet at North Auburn, Maine Townsend Brook near Auburn, Maine Bobbin Mill Brook near Auburn, Maine Little Androscoggin River near South Paris, Maine Androscoggin River near Auburn, Maine Royal River at Yarmouth, Maine Stony Brook at East Sebago, Maine Presumpscot River at Westbrook, Maine Saco River near Conway, NH Saco River at Cornish, Maine SALMON FALLS RIVER AT MILTON, NH