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Vermont Drought Resources

NOVEMBER 14, 2018: Vermont has enjoyed noticeable improvement with drought conditions.  Precipitation has been at or above normal for the past 30 days to help improve conditions.  The only category no in Vermont is Abnormally Dry in counties along the Canadian Border.

Drought Status

Vermont Drought monitor
https://www.drought.gov/drought/states/vermont

Crowd-sourced Vermont drought map
https://anrmaps.vermont.gov/websites/droughtreporter/

For Homeowners

Vermont Onsite Loan Program for New Wells
http://dec.vermont.gov/facilities-engineering/water-financing/on-site-loan 

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/vt/programs/financial/eqip/

Order a Drinking Water Test Kit
http://healthvermont.gov/lab/drinking-water

Drought and Your Private Drinking Water Well
www.healthvermont.gov/water/drought

Private Drinking Water Well Safe Drinking
http://healthvermont.gov/environment/drinking-water

Water Conservation Tips
http://anr.vermont.gov/about_us/special-topics/drought 

For Farms

List of Private Water Haulers
https://agriculture.vermont.gov/2018WaterHaulers

Farm First: General Support Services for Vermont Farmers
https://agriculture.vermont.gov/producer_partner_resources/farmer_wellness/farm_first 

Health-Related Resources

Drought and Your Well
http://healthvermont.gov/water/drought

Mental Health
Farmfirst - Mental Health Support for Farmers, Invest EAP
https://www.investeap.org/farmfirst

Respiratory Risks
EPA Airnow - https://airnow.gov/state/vermont
Fire risks - http://fpr.vermont.gov/forest/fires/monitoring
Fire weather - https://www.weather.gov/btv/firewx

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/features/drought/index.html