The secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss the effects of drought in Vermont and other natural resource issues as part of her ongoing community series.
The meeting is on Tuesday starting at 4 p.m. in the Dewey Building in Montpelier.
Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore invites the public to bring any questions or comments about the state's environment.
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About 74 percent of Vermont is now experiencing a drought and about 8 percent of it is in severe drought. A state geologist will talk about the science of drought and a hydrology program manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will discuss the weather events that led to a drought and what's expected in the next few months.