Back in February of this year we wrote about the lack of snow in the Cascade mountains in Washington state. We hoped for more snow – that did not happen. Now the situation is worse. Let’s hope there is not an extended hot dry summer. Things will get very uncomfortable. For those who have set up rain barrels, the situation may not be as bad. Those who have 3 or 4 rain barrels and a slow sand filter running now will be in much better shape. It’s still not too late to set up a rain barrel or two. . . . . .
From the Washington state department of Ecology’s website as of May 11: “24 of Washington’s river basins are in a declared drought emergency.”