Gov. Brown Declares Drought Emergency in Two Oregon Counties

Statesman Journal: Gov. Kate Brown today declared a drought emergency in Lake and Malheur counties. Dry conditions, low snowpack and a lack of rain are posing problems for the entire southeast corner of the state. Harney, Klamath and Crook counties also are considering drought declarations, said Racquel Rancier, spokeswoman for the Oregon Water Resources Department. The governor's drought declaration will allow increased flexibility in how water is managed and positions farmers and ranchers in those counties......

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