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Drought conditions worsen in state


As 2019 has progressed, so too have the spread of arid conditions across Washington state.

According to the latest information from the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) released on Thursday, roughly three-fourths of the Evergreen state is anything but green, and now listed as being categorically in at least the initial stages of an official drought.

Drought conditions have already formally been declared for about half the state already, with the most parching effects covering much of the Olympic Peninsula where the USDM has posted a rating of D2 for “Severe Drought”, along with places around Central Washington from the Canadian border south to near the Oregon border which are largely liste...

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