Pennsylvania State Drought Programs

Program Title: Drought Monitoring Task Force (ad hoc)

Function: Mitigation, Response, Monitoring and Prediction, Communication

Program Assistance or Functional Assistance: Monitors drought conditions and informs state officials and the public. Three levels of drought: watch, warning, emergency. In PA, water restrictions are in state regulations and therefore do not require an executive order.

Statute or Authority: Executive Branch

Agencies (primary agency listed first): PA Department of Environmental Protection, Emergency Management, Dept. of Agriculture

Customers Served: State agencies, localities, industries, general public

Triggering Event or Circumstance-How does this program relate to drought? Monitor water availability monthly

Unmet Needs at federal, state, local and tribal levels. Includes changes from customer or "provider" perspective: No data

Program Limitations: No data

Contact Name and Phone Number: Bill Gast, PA Dept. of Environmental Protection
(717) 772-5671