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Northeast Drought Conditions: Temporary, or Here to Stay?

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When you think of drought, what place comes to mind? California? Texas? 

How about... Connecticut?

According to the United States Drought Monitor, more than 90 percent of our state is in a moderate drought right now -- and we’re not the only ones in the Northeast experiencing unusually dry conditions.

This hour, we talk to a team of experts to find out how drought and dryness are affecting our region. We also learn how a new statewide plan could help keep Connecticut water-rich.


  • Mark Svoboda - Climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center, based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Gary Yohe - Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University
  • John Mullaney - Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s New England Water Science Center, Connecticut office
  • Margaret Miner - Executive Director of the Rivers Alliance of Connecticut; Co-Chair of Connecticut's Water Planning Council Advisory Group

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John Dankosky, Chion Wolf, and Stephanie Riefe contributed to this show.

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