- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Much of eastern New York, including parts of the Adirondack Mountains, is in pre-drought conditions.

The United States Drought Monitor has classified the Hudson River Valley and sections of Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties as “abnormally dry” and on the cusp of drought.

Officials say rivers and streams are at near-record low levels in some parts of the region. The U.S. Geological Survey’s website shows that the Hudson River in Glens Falls is running at about a third of its normal median flow.

Officials are blaming a winter with little snow and a spring with below-average rainfall.

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