America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Maine Drought

Maine has one of the lowest overall summer drought threats compared to other states and it has already taken strong action to address its current risks. Maine could improve its grade by implementing the climate change resilience measures identified in its adaptation plan.



For more information on how prepared Maine is for its growing drought threat, read the detailed state summary.


Is Maine Taking Action?

  • Maine is addressing its current drought risks through its State Hazard Mitigation Plan and other emergency communication materials
  • Maine’s Climate Future: An Initial Assessment and its 2015 update are statewide vulnerability assessments that provide general projections of future drought and the impacts on society
  • While People and Nature: Adapting to a Changing Climate, Maine’s adaptation plan, does address drought, it is not clear that the recommendations in the plan have been adopted by the state or are being implemented