Connecticut Drought Information Center

A service of the Connecticut Water Planning Council

9/29/2022 Update:  The Stage 3 notice remains in effect for New London and Windham Counties and the Stage 2 notice remains in effect for the remainder of the state.  State agencies continue to monitor conditions and the Interagency Drought Work Group will meet at 1:00 on October 6 to consider changes to current drought notices.  

To avoid further stressing water supplies and other impacts of drought, state and local governments, residents, and businesses are being asked to voluntarily take the following measures:

  • Reduce, to the extent possible, the watering of lawns, recreational and athletic fields, gardens, or other landscaped areas (if watering is essential, late evening hours are best)
  • Avoid burning in or near woodlands or brushlands
  • Report dry fire/irrigation ponds or private wells to municipal drought liaisons or regional emergency management liaisons
  • Postpone the planting of any new lawns or vegetation
  • Minimize overall water use by fixing leaky plumbing and fixtures
  • Take shorter showers
  • Run dishwashers and clothes washing machines with full loads
  • Shut off water while washing dishes, shaving, brushing teeth, and lathering up to wash hands, rather than running the water continuously
  • Avoid washing vehicles or power-washing homes and other buildings
  • Do not use water to clean sidewalks, driveways, and roads
  • Do not use public water to fill residential swimming pools

Residents and businesses should also stay alert for any additional conservation requests issued by their water suppliers or municipal governments.

View 8/18/2022 Stage 3 drought press release.


Visit Data and Reports for information on hydrologic conditions.

Other Drought Information Resources:

Interagency Drought Workgroup Meetings

9-08-2022 meeting:  AgendaHandoutDraft MinutesVideo

8-18-2022 meeting:  AgendaHandoutMinutes;  Video

8-04-2022 meeting:  AgendaHandoutMinutesVideo;  Draft Updated Drought PlanPlan Change Log

7-13-2022 meeting:  AgendaHandoutMinutesVideo, Part A;  Video, Part B

6-02-2022 meeting:  AgendaHandoutMinutesVideo

5-05-2022 meeting:  AgendaMinutesWorking Draft Drought Plan;  Working Drought Plan Spreadsheet;   Audio

4-07-2022 meeting:  CANCELED

3-03-2022 meeting:  AgendaSpreadsheet (as revised 2/3/2022); Minutes;   Audio

2-03-2022 meeting:  AgendaSpreadsheet (as revised 2/3/2022); Minutes;   Audio

1/06/2022 meeting:  Agenda;  Handout;  MinutesAudio

12/02/2021 meeting:  Agenda  Minutes

11/04/2021 meeting:  Agenda  Minutes

10/14/2021 meeting:  Agenda  Minutes

10/07/2021 meeting:  Postponed to 10/14/2021

09/29/2021 meeting:  Agenda  Minutes

09/02/2021 meeting:  Agenda  Handouts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6   Draft Minutes   Recording

08/05/2021 meeting:  Canceled

07/08/2021 meeting:  Canceled

06/03/2021 meeting:  Canceled

05/06/2021 meeting:  Agenda  Handout  Minutes  Recording

04/08/2021 meeting:  Canceled

03/04/2021 meeting:  Agenda  Handout  Minutes  Recording

02/04/2021 meeting:  Canceled

01/07/2021 meeting:  Agenda  Handout  Minutes  Recording

12/10/2020 meeting:  Agenda  Handout  Minutes  Recording

11/05/2020 meeting:  Agenda  Handout  Minutes  Recording

10/01/2020 meeting:  Agenda  Handout  Minutes  Recording

09/17/2020 meeting: Agenda  Handout  Minutes  Recording

09/03/2020 meeting: Agenda  Handout 1  Handout 2  Draft Minutes  Recording

08/20/2020 meeting: Agenda  Handout  Minutes  Recording

08/13/2020 meeting: Agenda  Handout 1  Handout 2  Minutes  Recording

07/23/2020 meeting: Agenda  Minutes  Recording

07/9/2020 meeting:   Agenda   Minutes   Recording

06/30/2020 meeting:  Agenda   Minutes    Recording