Over the last 36 hours we’ve been getting a steady stream of bad news about Oregon’s near non-existent snow pack. It’s the lowest it’s been in the past 60 years, by some measurements. It’s even dry along our central coast by historical standards – the price paid for a “beautiful winter.”
Governor Brown is poised to declare Malheur and Lake Counties drought disaster areas with two more likely right behind them – Harney and Klamath. That would trigger state disaster assistance but more to the point, federal help to more quickly tap ground water in the more water-stressed areas.
Here’s more in The Oregonian. Click here.