| A drought can happen at any time
and it affects you more than you may think. Our videos and audio reports
will you understand how you can lower the impact of droughts for yourself
and the environment.
Safe Drinking Water Webcast
Live webcast on contamination problems in private wells, springs
on Pennsylvania Drought Conditions Webcast
Listen to Pennsylvania Officials discuss current drought conditions,
and what would be required under Pennsylvanias new drought regulations
if the state moves into a drought emergency.
Watch this quick, 3-minute refresher video on some of the things
you can do to save water. From taking shorter showers to installing
a tank dam in your toilet, there are easy ways we can all pitch
in with water conservation.
Lawn and Garden Care
Learn the right way to take care of your plants and lawn during
Emergency Press Conference
On July 31st, 1999, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge declared a "Drought
Emergency" in 54 Pennsylvania Counties. Watch the press conference
and learn about the actions implemented by this declaration.
Water Drought (Video)
Learn about private wells and how they're affected during a drought.
National Watersheds: Drought
Water Resources (Video)
Information about Pennsylvania's Water Resources
the Well Runs Dry (Video)
GreenWorks Radio Stories
Movie Corn, September
Making corn look good for the movies.
August 26, 2002
Summer normally gives Pennsylvania's wilderness firefighters a break,
but not this year.
Pavement, August 20, 2002
Recharging groundwater supplies through a permeable road surface.
Whiskey is for drinking,
July 20, 2002
State officials hope to find a way to better manage Pennsylvania's
Slides, May 30, 2002
The extended drought in Eastern Pennsylvania is not going unnoticed
by amusement parks that rely on water for their success.
March 29, 2002
This week's significant rainfall has different impacts on different
areas of the state.
Stocking, March 27, 2002
This year the state will stock 3.8 million fish in streams and lakes
for trout season. That's a 27 percent reduction from last year.
March 27, 2002
March 15, 2002
The drought conditions that have been plaguing Pennsylvania this winter
show every indication of continuing through the Spring.
Dry Wells, February
Pennsylvania Residents who rely on private residential wells could
be hard hit by extended drought conditions in the state.
Flurry of Concern, February 4, 2002
Ski resorts in the Pocono Mountains may be forced to cut down on
snow production if drought conditions worsen.
Grapes, December 24, 2001
This summer's drought caused problems for many farmers in Pennsylvania,
but couldn't have been better news for the state's wine grape growers.
Dry, December 11, 2001
With a handful of exceptions, every county in Pennsylvania is under
a drought advisory.
Department of Environmental Protection Drought Information Center
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
Learn what you can do to reduce water use in your home take
a virtual tour of this Water Saver Home developed by the California
Urban Water Conservation Council in partnership with EPA.