Thursday, July 16, 2015

Drought Watch Lifted in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylania Department of Environmental Protection lifted it's Drought Watch last Friday.

“We have seen an increase in rainfall in many parts of the state that has restored groundwater levels and streamflow,” DEP Secretary John Quigley said. “While conditions have improved, I would encourage all Pennsylvanians to continue to consider their water use and conserve whenever possible.”

The Drought Watch was issued for 37 Pennsylvania counties back on March 24th because of below-average precipitation in the fall, winter and spring months which led to lower than normal groundwater levels.