National Drought Mitigation Center

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Emergency declaration for Lake County, Oregon
6/7/2018 4:37:05 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
Lake County, OR

Start Date: 6/4/2018 -  
Lake County received an emergency drought declaration from Gov. Kate Brown, allowing water managers increased flexibility to help producers with emergency water use permits, water exchanges, substitutions and in-stream leases. The Lake County Board of Commissioners sought drought relief in March, referencing below normal precipitation and inconsistent water storage. Klamath, Grant and Harney counties already received emergency drought declarations earlier in the year. Agriculture Weekly (Salem, Ore.), June 4, 2018