Thursday, December 8, 2022

Pennsylvania DEP: Schuylkill County Remains on Drought Watch


Schuylkill County Remains on Drought Watch


The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced Thursday after a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force that drought watch has been lifted for 15 counties and remains for five counties.

Carbon, Luzerne, Northampton, Potter, and Schuylkill counties remain on drought watch.

Drought watch has been lifted for Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Dauphin, Juniata, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, and Union counties.

Residents on drought watch are asked to reduce their individual water use by 5-10%, or a reduction of three to six gallons of water per day.

Schuylkill County has remained in the Drought Watch since August 31st, 2022.

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