Posts Tagged ‘drought’

Chelan Watershed Okay As Drought Worsens For Okanogan, Yakima

Last month, the state expanded the drought emergency that was declared in April and now includes a total of 27 watersheds, including Wenatchee, Entiat and Chelan. But while some watersheds like the Okanogan and Upper Yakima are already feeling the pinch, KOHO’s Chelan Correspondent Jeff Conwell reports the Chelan watershed is fairing okay.

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This Week’s Rain Only Slightly Helpful For NCW Summer Water Supply

Conservation and drought – two words you don’t to hear when forecasting the state water supply through September. Marcus Bellissimo reports this week’s rain meant good things for some areas of Central Washington at risk of drought this year. The lowland precipitation will help with soil moisture, but it won’t make up for the shortage…

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Warm, Dry, But Not Quite ‘Drought’-Level Conditions For NCW, State Ecology Dept. Says

From abnormal dryness to adequate stream flows, the State Ecology Department monitors water supply conditions throughout the state. The Aug. 9 map by the U.S. Drought Monitor shows severe drought conditions continuing in southwest Washington. Areas of moderate drought conditions expanded across the northern part of the state and across Western Washington. The remainder of the state…

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