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Thanks to wet spring, drought watch over in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's drought woes are over, for now.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday that it has moved 19 counties out of drought watch into "normal" status, including Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties.

The DEP said thanks to a wet spring, all counties in the state are now considered out of the danger zone.

The agency bases its drought declarations on four indicators: precipitation deficits, stream flows, groundwater levels and soil moisture.


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