Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Drought warning issued for Potter County

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday issued a drought warning declaration for Potter County and a drought watch in 34 other counties in the state. Areas with drought watch declarations in Pennsylvania include Cameron and McKean counties. The designations were issued after a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, where members evaluated recent data that indicate conditions for water supplies are continuing to deteriorate. The declarations are in response to low stream flows, declining groundwater levels and below-normal precipitation, primarily across counties in the upper half and south-central portions of Pennsylvania. These conditions have resulted in rainfall deficits of as much as 6 inches during the past 90 days.