This summer’s drought conditions in Massachusetts have led to a signature autumn pumpkin crop. The dry conditions were ideal for growing pumpkins, which are about to be harvested now.
A large portion of the state, including the Northeast Region where Danvers is located, remains at Level-3 Critical Drought status as declared by the Drought Management Task Force and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The Central, Cape Cod, and Connecticut River Valley regions are also at Level-3. The Southeast Region recently improved its status to Level-2 Significant Drought, joining the Western and Islands regions.