Drought Watch

DEP Acting Secretary Rich Negrin, on behalf of Governor Josh Shapiro, announced drought declarations on June 15, 2023. All 67 Pennsylvania counties are in Drought Watch.

The declarations are in response to low stream flows, declining groundwater levels, and, persistent precipitation deficits.

We encourage you to visit the PA DEP website for Drought Information.  The website also either provides links to information that is useful for monitoring conditions in your area or educating residents on various methods of conserving water. 

Remember, in a drought watch, we should all be seeking to reduce water use by about 5 percent through voluntary conservation measures.