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The water supply forecast continues to deteriorate across the state on both sides of the Cascade Range, and drought is being felt particularly on the Olympic Peninsula.
In response to current conditions, some communities and water systems on the peninsula have already begun anticipating low water supply.
This is the fifth consecutive year we've issued curtailment orders or notices for junior surface water irrigation uses in the Chehalis basin to comply with regulatory requirements.
We’ve seen some wet weather across the state in the weeks since drought was declared in a few Central Washington watersheds on April 4.
Warm water is becoming all too common in the summer months. So much so, that we have teams floating the river to document refuges of cooler water.
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