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Washington drought emergency covers nearly half of the state

Governor Jay Inslee has declared a drought emergency in nearly half of the Washington on Friday.

With more snow lost than added over the past month, runoff from snowmelt this summer is projected to be the lowest on record in 64 years, Governor Inslee’s media report has mentioned.
“This is an ongoing emergency and we’re going to have some long, hard months ahead of us. We’re moving quickly so that we’re prepared to provide relief to farms and fish this summer.”

- Governor Jay Inslee
Inslee declared a drought in three regions a month ago, and on Friday expanded that drought declaration to 44% of the state, Los Angeles Times reported.

The new drought areas were announced on Friday, which means 44 percent of the state is now in a drought. 

“We’ve never experienced a drought like this before – normal rainfall but with very little snow in the mountains,” said Department of Ecology Director Maia Bellon.

California had also ordered mandatory water use reductions for the first time in its history some weeks ago.

News Source: http://www.governor.wa.gov/

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