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Drought watch still in effect for some area counties

Despite all the rain northeast and central Pennsylvania received over the last few days, some counties are still technically under a drought watch.

According to a representative at the Department of Environmental Protection, the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator continues to monitor 90-day precipitation, stream flow, groundwater, and soil moisture levels.

A National Weather Service year-to-date precipitation map shows that Tioga, Union, Montour, Snyder and Northumberland counties have still received between 11-to-25 percent less rain than average.

The next official updates on drought watches across PA will come after September 13th, when the next Drought Task Force meeting will be held.