Drought Contingency Plans
The DEP has different forms and templates to help public water suppliers plan for a drought. Various forms can be found below. Be sure to check with the DEP website about submitting of these forms. Visit Drought Emergency Application (DEA) because of the release of DEP's drought emergency electronic system, all forms are required to be submitted through the DEA and paper forms will no longer be accepted.
PADEP has updated some of the drought guidance and documents listed below. The latest versions can be found at:
For the latest Pennsylvania County Drought Status, go to:
For current PA Drought Status Indicators from USGS, go to:
PA Drought documents, guidance and Drought Contingency and Water Rationing Plans, go to:
Additional PA Drought Fact Sheets can be found here: