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Washington State Drought Contingency Plan

Publication number Date Published
18-11-005September 2018
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Author(s) Members of the Drought Contingency Planning Task Force
Description The year 2015 was the most extreme drought Washington had experienced in recent decades. Record warm winter temperatures caused a record low snowpack, or snow drought. Reduced snow-water storage and a very dry spring and early summer resulted in extremely low stream flows in many watersheds across the state.

The drought proved to be a learning experience for water managers and water users statewide. Much of that new understanding is reflected in this revised Washington State Drought Contingency Plan (DCP). This plan replaces Washington State’s existing Drought Contingency Plan, published in 1992.
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Keywords response plan, contingency plan, drought, Resilience
WEB PAGE Drought preparedness & response