Washington State Declares Drought Emergency

Posted by Mike Confino, May 19, 2015

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Drought isn’t just a California problem, folks. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency on Friday, with snowpack and stream flows dramatically below normal.

“We’re really starting to feel the pain from this snowpack drought,” Inslee said at a press conference. “Impacts are already severe in several areas of the state. Difficult decisions are being made about what crops get priority water and how best to save fish. … We have some tough, challenging months ahead of us. We’re ready to bring support and relief to the hardest hit areas of the state. We’re going to do everything we can to get through this.”

 

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