State Drought Status and Links
Overview

The DRBC's drought operating plan, which is designed for managing regional storage, complements the plans of the states which respond to local water supply conditions. The state drought plans look at factors such as precipitation amounts, soil moisture, streamflows, groundwater levels, and local reservoir storage. 

Download Map of Current DRB State Drought Status (pdf 1.4 MB; dated June 17, 2015)

  • PADEP declares a drought watch for 27 Pa. counties on March 24, 2015; eight are in the DRB. View PADEP press release.
  • PADEP announces on May 26, 2015 that its drought watch for 27 Pa. counties (including eight in the DRB) remains in effect. View PADEP press release.
  • NEW: On June 17, 2015 PADEP updated its March 24, 2015 drought watch declaration to include 10 additional counties; a total of 37 Pa. counties are now included, and the number in the DRB increased to ten (from eight). View PADEP press release.
Delaware

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control - Division of Water

USGS Water Science Center for Delaware, Maryland, and D.C.

USGS Real-Time Water Data for Delaware

USGS Groundwater Data for Delaware, Including Groundwater Watch Page

Water Resources Agency at the University of Delaware

New Jersey

New Jersey Drought Information (NJ Drought Hotline: 1-800-4-ITS-DRY or 1-800-448-7379)

Department of Environmental Protection Division of Water Supply and Geoscience 

USGS New Jersey Water Science Center

USGS Real-Time Water Data for New Jersey

USGS Summary of Monthly Hydrologic Conditions in New Jersey

USGS Groundwater Data for New Jersey, Including Groundwater Watch Page

New York

Department of Environmental Conservation Drought Page

USGS New York Water Science Center

USGS Real-Time Water Data for New York

USGS End-of Month Hydrologic Condition Reports 

USGS Groundwater Data for New York, Including Groundwater Watch Page

New York City Department of Environmental Protection Drought Response Page

Pennsylvania

Department of Environmental Protection Drought Information

USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center

USGS Pennsylvania Drought Monitoring

USGS Real-Time Water Data for Pennsylvania

USGS Groundwater Data for Pennsylvania, Including Groundwater Watch Page

Penn State University College of Agricultural Sciences Drought Information

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