Friday, January 26, 2024

DEP Drought Update: Clinton & Franklin Counties Remain In Drought Warning; 6 Counties In Drought Watch; 8 Counties Return To Normal Status

On January 26, the Department of Environmental Protection announced, after a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, that Clinton and Franklin counties will remain in Drought Warning.

Adams, Cameron, Cumberland, Fulton and Westmoreland Counties remain in drought watch. York County’s status has been changed from drought warning to drought watch. 

Bucks, Dauphin, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery, Northampton, and Perry Counties have returned to normal status. 

Residents on drought warning are asked to reduce their individual water use by 10 to 15 percent, or a reduction of six to nine gallons of water per day.  

Varying localized conditions may lead water suppliers or municipalities to ask residents for more stringent conservation actions. 

See the list of public water suppliers that have requested or mandated water conservation in their communities.  

For a map of drought declarations updated daily, see the DEP Drought Information webpage

Click Here for the complete announcement.

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[Posted: January 26, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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