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Think the drought is over because we’ve had a little rain?

Think the drought is over because we’ve had a little rain? Think again. Here Water Department Senior Technician George Brackett on the shore of Baddacook Pond, near the principal town well, shows a stake planted at water’s edge three weeks ago and points to how far the water has receded. He says some rain will move water back toward the stake a couple inches and then will recede again. Water superintendent Tom Orcutt says it will take at least two years of normal rainfall to recharge the aquifer, which is down more than four feet. See letter on page two for invitation to public discussion of the drought and related topics on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Photo by Russell Harris

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