Rain Shortage Spurs PDEP Drought Warning

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Though Monday’s weather may make you a little skeptical, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a drought warning for 24 counties across the Commonwealth, and for the remaining 43, a less severe drought watch.

The drought hasn’t posed problems for all of Pennsylvania’s agriculture. But some farmers are facing serious shortages in crop yields, said associate professor of dairy and animal science John Comeford, via Penn State Live:

At least half the grazing land in the state is in serious trouble — the rest is merely marginal.

Check the current PDEP drought status, and find out more about the problem in detail on Penn State Live. You’ll also learn how to conserve water according to your local drought classification.

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Dan is a senior and has been writing for Onward State since January 2010. Did you miss him? Nah, neither did we. He's returning after a semester abroad in England and will be serving as Arts Editor. Favorite things in life include references to The Big Lebowski.


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