"Although rain last weekend and Tuesday provided some short-term relief from a months-long dry spell in Massachusetts, the overall severe drought in the state actually worsened, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Drought Monitor.
The region in the state considered to be in severe drought expanded to include nearly all of Massachusetts except Cape Cod, a small portion of southeast Massachusetts and most of the Berkshires. This leaves all of eastern and central Massachusetts in severe drought, the third highest drought category issued by the Drought Monitor. The Drought Monitor is an agency, overseen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that tracks drought conditions and provides guidance to the public and private sector."
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