Special Report

This Is the State Hardest Hit by Drought

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Connecticut
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 0
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 78.7 — 25th highest
> Worst week of drought: 265, Oct 6, 2020
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 11 weeks

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Delaware
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 2
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 3.8 — the lowest
> Worst week of drought: 95, May 25, 2021
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 0 weeks

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Kansas
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 3
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 99.3 — 20th highest
> Worst week of drought: 192, Nov 24, 2020
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 10 weeks

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Massachusetts
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 7
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 105.5 — 19th highest
> Worst week of drought: 309, Oct 6, 2020
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 18 weeks

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Missouri
> Drought Severity and Coverage Index week of June 8, 2021: 10
> Average DSCI over past 12 months: 24.6 — 17th lowest
> Worst week of drought: 82, Oct 20, 2020
> Longest single stretch of severe drought, since last summer: 0 weeks