27 Pennsylvania Counties Remain in Drought Watch
Lack of precipitation major factor
PA -- Despite the recent precipitation events, the Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) is maintaining a drought watch for 27
counties across Pennsylvania because parts of the state have
below-average groundwater and in some areas surface water levels.
are still recovering from a very dry fall and below-normal
precipitation this winter,” Acting DEP Secretary John Quigley said.
“These factors have contributed to low groundwater and surface water
levels mostly in the northeast and central portions of the state.”