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EMA collecting data on County wells

Published: Sep. 25, 2020 at 6:56 PM EDT
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AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine (WAGM) -

Dry conditions are taking a toll not only on farms but residences as well.

No rain to speak of for most of the summer means ground water levels continue to drop, with some wells starting to go dry as a result. Darren Woods, Director of the Aroostook Emergency Management Agency, says his office is collecting data to keep track of problem areas, so then prepare resources to respond, if needed.

“On our facebook page we have a link for people to go and report issues with wells going dry. We’d really like people to add their data in there so we can track what’s going on and try to help with those issues,” says Darren Woods.

If you have trouble accessing the internet, you can call 2-1-1 and let them know your situation, and that information will be relayed for tracking purposes. Woods says if we don’t get a significant amount of rain in the coming weeks, there’s concern people’s wells could go dry this winter. For more information about the EMA survey, visit our website. We’ll have more on the condition of County wells on a future edition of the news.

To report issues with a well, visit this link and complete the EMA survey: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/49fef6c94fd34a6a9804175ae4a3ad93?portalUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fmaine.maps.arcgis.com&fbclid=IwAR0GjQsy3Or-93qvQFOsct-lMAzsn7EscOOuBCNKc4GK5G0SAndP9fMuUaQ

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