WESTFORD — Following above normal precipitation in January, the Northeast Region of Massachusetts, which includes Westford, has been upgraded to normal conditions.
Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Bethany Card announced the upgrade from a mild drought to normal conditions on Feb. 13. She cited a an abundance of rainfall events that caused conditions to improve across the region.
As of Feb. 13, groundwater, streamflow, lakes and impoundments have recovered to acceptable levels. All regions in the state are now under normal conditions.
“Even in winter months it continues to be important to save water, which can be achieved by ramping up indoor use considerations,” wrote the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs in a statement.
These include fixing leaks, limiting water use habits and upgrading fixtures and appliances.
Middlesex County remains two to three inches above normal rainfall over the last 90 days. Over the last 30 days, Middlesex County has received approximately four to five inches of rainfall.
With the exception of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, which remain zero to two inches behind average rainfall, regions in the state have either met or exceeded average rainfall over the previous 90 days.