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Current Drought Watches and Warnings
Current drought status map
Most recent Drought Map
(Courtesy State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP))

Read the latest Drought Statement
from NWS State College.

Are we below normal for precipitation?
Do we have a precipitation defecit? See Maps by clicking here.
Departure from Normal Maps

(from the MARFC)

Drought declarations/cancellations are made at the State level (the Governor/DEP Secretary) through guidance provided by the State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) using data, analyses, and forecasts from the National Weather Service (NWS), the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC), and the United States Geological Survey (USGS). It should also be noted that local municipalities and water authorities can ask for voluntary water conservation by their customers, and even impose mandatory restrictions, outside of Drought Declarations.

What can we normally expect for rainfall?:
See Maps of Normal Monthly and Yearly Precipitation for Pennsylvania.

What are streamflows like right now?
USGS, Daily Streamflow Map.

What are well levels like right now?
USGS, PA GroundWater Well Levels.

Parched Earth image, see current reservoir and well (groundwater) levels

How much precipitation have we been getting the last few years?
Generate plots of Statewide Precipitation (or Temperature) trends:

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