– Share of state experiencing drought conditions (20-year average): 2,065 sq. mi. (22.3% of land area); 324,417 people (24.6% of population)
— Moderate drought: 876 sq. mi. (9.5% of land area); 154,445 people (11.7% of population)
— Severe drought: 359 sq. mi. (3.9% of land area); 72,639 people (5.5% of population)
— Extreme drought: 29 sq. mi. (0.3% of land area); 10,590 people (0.8% of population)
— Exceptional drought: zero sq. mi.; no people
Storms in January ended the extreme drought conditions that plagued New Hampshire in 2020. But more than half of the state is still abnormally dry, with three counties facing moderate drought. In 2020, some portions of the state dealt with a precipitation deficit of a full 7 inches on the year.
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