The information on this page is being maintained as an archive of 2019 Drought activities.
We're responsible for monitoring water supply and drought conditions. This year, nearly half the state, 27 watersheds, are part of the state’s drought emergency. The drought declaration expires April 4, 2020.
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Chehalis River at Discovery Park, Centralia, WA July 2019
Washington's Hoh River during drought conditions on June 25, 2019
Drought conditions in the Naches River looking downstream to the Yakima River
Satsop River flowing low and slow in August 2019
We project water supplies by working with state and federal agencies to evaluate seasonal weather forecasts. Averaged statewide,