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‘Severe’ drought conditions on Olympic Peninsula as summer/fire season get underway!

The National Drought Mitigation Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“Western Washington should prepare for potentially busy fire season”

“After the first major wildfire of the season on the east side of the state, worries are growing on the wildfire potential for the west side.”

“Fire chiefs simply want people to be ready for what many think will never happen, a major wildfire on the west side of Washington State. Many fire departments and fire districts on the west side have already been working to implementing Firewise programs for residents in their communities.

“The program encourages residents to protect themselves from wildfire, such as pushing brush and debris away from their homes and remove overhanging branches,” by Glenn Farley, KING-5 TV News, Seattle. Read more

2019 shaping up to be one of Washington’s worst droughts

“One of the wettest places on earth, the Pacific Coast of the Olympic Peninsula, is now ranked the third driest area since records began,” by Glenn Farley, KING-5 TV News, Seattle. Read more

Feds upgrade Olympic Peninsula drought conditions from moderate to ‘severe'”

“The drought classification for the Olympic Peninsula region has been upgraded from “moderate” to “severe” by the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM).

“‘The drought outlook for the Olympic Peninsula just took another step in the wrong direction,’ said a state Department of Ecology analysis.

“A severe drought classification, according to the USDM, contains impacts of crop and pasture damage, water shortages, and water restrictions.” by Joel Connelly Seattle P-I. Read more

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Posted by Steve on June 28, 2019 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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