The rain earlier this week did little to ease the dry conditions in Cayuga County, the Finger Lakes region and much of the Northeast.
The US Drought Monitor report released on July 10 listed the Finger Lakes region as abnormally dry, which could slow the planting and growth of crops.
Judy Wright with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office tells Finger Lakes News Radio we could be headed towards moderate drought conditions at the wrong time of year.
A moderate drought could result in crop and pasture damage, low water levels in streams, wells and reservoirs and the potential for some water shortages. Wright is hopeful forecasters are correct.
You can get tips on water conservation by going to the extension office website.