Drought watch lifted for eight Pennsylvania counties; Watch and Warning remain for some

(WHTM) – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has lifted a drought watch for eight counties, including Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Perry.

Bucks, Huntingdon, Montgomery, and Northampton counties were also returned to normal status.

Adams, Cameron, Cumberland, Fulton, and Westmoreland Counties remain on drought watch while York County’s status has been updated from a drought warning to a drought watch.

A drought warning will continue for Clinton and Franklin Counties.

1-23-24 County Status Map
1-23-24 County Status Map

Those in a drought warning are asked to reduce their water use by 10-15%, or six to nine gallons per day.

Portions of Pennsylvania have seen drought conditions since June of last year.

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