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Date published: November 18, 2020

Drought Watch Reduced to 20 Pennsylvania Counties, Drought Warning Continues in 3 Counties

USGS groundwater and surface water monitoring data contributed to the August 21, 2020 drought watch declaration for 16 counties by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP). The last drought watch ended in May 2017.

On November 17, 2020, PaDEP reduced previous drought declarations to warnings in 3 counties and watches in 20, down from 30.

Date published: October 1, 2020

USGS Upgrades StreamStats for Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Water Science Center (PaWSC) has upgraded StreamStats with the latest National Hydrography Dataset (NHD)...