Drought Information
DRB Drought Information

On January 23, 2024, the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection updated its drought declarations for the Commonwealth. While there are a few Pa. counties still in drought watch or drought warning, the five Pa. Delaware River Basin (DRB) counties that were in drought watch have been removed. The entire DRB is in normal conditions (no drought).

DRBC Drought Information

DRBC Drought Plans and Dates of Drought in the Basin

Current DRBC Drought Status: NORMAL

The DRBC's drought management and operating plans are implemented based on the volume of storage available in several key reservoirs. To date, reservoir levels are in the "normal" range.

DRBC Drought Objectives

During drought conditions, the DRBC has several objectives:

  • Preserve Reservoir Storage

  • Manage the Salt Front

  • Complement State Drought Management Programs
Reservoir Storage
Salt Front
Real-time USGS Stream Flow Information

CFS = Cubic Feet per Second

State & Federal Drought Info

Basin State Drought Information & Related Links

Federal Drought Links


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"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water." -- Benjamin Franklin

The DRBC believes water conservation should be a lifelong habit, not just during times of drought.

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