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Emergency drought announcement includes Whatcom, Skagit as dry summer anticipated

Whatcom County residents should be prepared for an increased fire risk as well

A map of Washington state with yellow covering most of the area signifying drought conditions.
The Washington State Department of Ecology announced a statewide drought emergency for 2024 into 2025. (Photo courtesy of Department of Ecology)
By Annie Todd Criminal Justice/Enterprise Reporter
A statewide drought emergency was announced this week by the Department of Ecology, including Whatco
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