The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says drought relief aid passed by the House of Representatives comes at the expense of conservation programs.
More than half of Maryland is in a moderate drought and more than 28 percent is in a severe drought.
Worcester County has canceled a burn ban that has been in effect since the first week in July.
High temperatures and low rainfall are creating problems in many parts of Maryland, from bad crops to the threat of brush fires.
The heat, combined with a lack of rain, is causing serious problems for some Maryland growers.
The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a drought watch for western and central Maryland, joining most of the Eastern Shore.
Friday promises to offer us plenty of sunshine, and a very nice afternoon. And while it would normally be very appealing to have a series of days like this lined up in a row, especially with the weekend almost here, this won’t be happening this time around.
The drought affecting most of Maryland could get worse and many people are already feeling the pain. The dry conditions are back this week causing problems we normally don’t see until summertime.
It’s like a tinderbox out there with widespread concern over the possibility of forest fires.
Maryland’s Department of the Environment is encouraging residents on most of the Eastern Shore to conserve water because of a lack of rainfall in recent months.
The Baltimore Ravens say wide receiver Anquan Boldin is heading to East Africa to raise awareness about drought and famine that are affecting 13 million people across the region.
Forecasters say parts of the Eastern Shore are suffering through a drought.