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Tourists walk past parched, brown grass on the Boston Common in Boston. Much of the Northeast is in the grips of a drought that has led to water restrictions, wrought havoc on gardens and raised concerns among farmers. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Tourists walk past parched, brown grass on the Boston Common in Boston. Much of the Northeast is in the grips of a drought that has led to water restrictions, wrought havoc on gardens and raised concerns among farmers. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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It has been a hot and dry summer this year, which has meant some parts of Massachusetts are under drought advisories and warnings. About 100 cities and towns have issued some kind of restriction on water use, particularly around watering lawns.

We'll look at what the drought advisories mean and how they're affecting farmers and residents in the state.

Guests

Duane LeVangie, water management chief at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, which tweets @MassDEP.

Chris Kurth, owner of Siena Farms in Sudbury.

This segment aired on August 3, 2016.

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