"Many fear the impending cold weather will accompany dreaded snowfall, but this winter, many are actually hoping that the white stuff will replenish water sources depleted by the several-month-long drought.
While some towns are beginning to recover from this year's detrimental drought, others are still facing declining water supply triggered by a lack of rain.
Every region in the state, with the exception of the Cape and the Islands remains in a drought warning, according to a state Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs statement released Friday.
Although many areas of the state experienced some rain and snow this past month, year-long averages are still well below normal."
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|U.S. Drought Monitor Map Archive - MA 12/06/16|