Drought conditions have improved in NH over the winter and Spring of 2017. As of April 27, 2017, the drought status was lifted for the majority of NH. However, we are still abnormally dry and groundwater levels are low.
See our interview on WMUR that discusses the current drought conditions:
The National Drought Monitor (http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?NH) details the status of drought conditions. The status is based on various factors related to climatological data (precipitation and temperature), soil conditions, surface water and groundwater conditions. Last April only 13% of NH was considered abnormally dry, by the end of June 2016 90% was abnormally dry (40% in moderate drought). In October 2016 100% of NH was abnormally dry and 82% in moderate drought. Although the status has greatly improved over the past 6 months, we are not in clear. Currently (April 2017) 55% of NH is abnormally dry. We still need rain. One rainy day a week is no so bad!