Drought 2021

On July 28, 2021, we adopted an emergency rule — Chapter 173-167 WAC – Emergency Drought Funding — which establishes funding to help mitigate the most severe human health, fish health, and agricultural emergencies caused by drought conditions.

We have a limited amount of emergency grant funds. In order to respond as efficiently and effectively as possible, all currently available funds are being distributed to other state agencies best equipped to respond to emergency drought situations involving human health, fish health, and agriculture emergencies. These agencies are passing along these funds to public entities and are implementing drought emergency projects. 

Read the list of counties and watersheds


Listen to frequently asked questions about the 2021 drought in Washington or read the transcript.