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Amid Drought, Scituate Reservoir Is Getting Precariously Low03:46
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As the state's drought worsens, some drinking water reservoirs are doing fine, others aren't. That's the story in Scituate. Pictured here, the town's primary water source, the Scituate Reservoir, is getting low. (Qainat Kahn for WBUR)
As the state's drought worsens, some drinking water reservoirs are doing fine, others aren't. That's the story in Scituate. Pictured here, the town's primary water source, the Scituate Reservoir, is getting low. (Qainat Kahn for WBUR)
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Forecasters predict one of the worst droughts Massachusetts has ever experienced is only going to get worse.

The panel of experts monitoring the situation here say the lack of rain, coupled with low groundwater tables, will remain a threat to farmers in the state and create elevated fire risks.

And while some drinking water reservoirs — such as the Quabbin and Wachusett, which both supply Greater Boston — are doing fine, others aren't. That's the story in Scituate, where Public Works Director Kevin Cafferty tells us the town's primary water source, the Scituate Reservoir, is getting precariously low.

This segment aired on August 12, 2016.

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