Drought 2022

July 19, 2022

Drought declaration lifted for Central & Eastern Washington

Unanticipated cool, wet weather in May and June prompted Ecology to cancel the drought declaration for Central and Eastern Washington. Water supply conditions have been much better than expected. As a result, no part of Washington is currently experiencing drought conditions.

The decision to end the 2022 drought declaration came after the second-wettest May through June in Washington since 1895.