Post updated: June 2016 – Conditions in our state don’t meet the legal threshold to declare a drought emergency, but there are several regions where water supply is a concern. Dry, warm conditions are impacting fish, agriculture, and may increase wildfire risk.
Concerned about water supply issues in your area? Contact your local conservation district. Conservation districts offer resources and services that can help you address water supply issues and associated wildfire risk. They also are connected to other local, regional, and state water supply assistance programs, making them a local clearinghouse of information. Each of Washington’s 39 counties is represented by at least one conservation district — find yours using the Conservation District Directory.