Drought declared statewide

Drought Response – Washington State Department of Ecology

Including Island County

Statewide drought declared April 16, 2024, limited exceptions for Seattle, Everett and Tacoma metro areas. 

With winter’s snowstorms largely behind us, our state’s low snowpack and forecasts for a dry and warm spring and summer have spurred the Department of Ecology to declare a drought emergency for most of Washington. Ecology is making up to $4.5 million available in drought response grants to qualifying public entities to respond to impacts from the current drought conditions.