Wednesday, March 6, 2024

DEP: All Counties Now Back To Normal Status, All Drought Watches, Warnings Lifted

On March 6, the Department of Environmental Protection announced after a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force that drought watch/warning will be lifted for the last remaining 8 counties. 

Pennsylvania has received adequate precipitation over the past 6 months to return many of the drought indicators to normal and reduce long-term precipitation deficits. 

In addition, Public Water Suppliers have begun to lift the restrictions they put in place last summer and fall as they see their sources of supply recover. 

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.

Visit DEP's Drought webpage for more information.

Click Here for the complete announcement.

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[Posted: March 6, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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