unlikely http://wamc.org en Study: Summer Drought Unlikely Despite Dry Winter http://wamc.org/post/study-summer-drought-unlikely-despite-dry-winter <p>A study says summer drought in New England is unlikely despite a warm winter and little snow that sent far less water than usual tumbling into streams and rivers.</p><p>The U.S. Geological Survey says summer rains play a bigger role than winter snow in feeding waterways.</p><p>The study also links stream flows to climate. It said temperatures have been rising for half a century, causing snowpack to melt earlier, which in turn leads to most runoff early in the season.</p> Mon, 28 May 2012 11:15:00 +0000 39893 at http://wamc.org Study: Summer Drought Unlikely Despite Dry Winter