As of February 4, 2021, Centre County is no longer under a drought watch.
Centre County is under a drought watch.
Please conserve water use by at least 5%-10%. Below are some voluntary conservation measures.
• Run water only when necessary. Don't let the faucet run while brushing your teeth or shaving. Shorten the time you let the water run to warm up before showering. Use a bucket to catch the water and reuse it to water your plants.
Find more tips for indoor and outdoor water saving at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency https://www.epa.gov/watersense/start-saving.
DEP makes drought watch, warning, or emergency declaration recommendations based on four numeric indicators. The agency gets stream flow and groundwater level data from a statewide network of gauges maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. In addition, DEP monitors precipitation and soil moisture. DEP also factors in information it receives from public water suppliers.
There are normal ranges for all four indicators, and DEP makes its drought status recommendations after assessing the departures from these normal ranges for all indicators for periods of 3-12 months. Declarations are not based on one indicator alone.
DEP Drought Information- Find more drought information and a Pennsylvania map showing the most current drought status.