Heading into summer, Oregon’s water supply outlook holding steady

The heavy winter snow and cold, rainy spring combined to rout the drought.

Oregon heads into the summer showing no sign of drought for the first time since 2011, according to the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The agency’s monthly water outlook report for June said the state will have adequate water for irrigation and recreation this summer even though May was drier than normal. Since the “water year” began Oct. 1, a heavy winter snowpack and a cold, rainy spring combined to fill reservoirs and restore streamflows to normal or better throughout the state.

NRCS Report – http://bit.ly/2rBudu9

 

Source: Capital Press