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State Projects Dust Storms And Fires For Eastern Washington

The state is warning that Eastern Washington faces a run of dust storms and wildfires in coming months, thanks to a looming drought.

CBS Seattle–03/18/2015

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Governor Declares Drought Emergency In Some Parts Of State

Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a drought emergency for three regions in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–03/13/2015

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Warm February Takes Toll On Mountain Snowpack In West

Warm temperatures and a lack of snowfall in February have taken a toll on winter snowpack in the Cascade Mountains and other areas in the West, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday.

CBS Seattle–03/12/2015

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Six Food Favorites Affected By Climate Change

The effects of climate change are far-reaching, affecting not only weather, but more critical parts of human life such as food.

03/05/2015

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America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.

02/25/2015

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5 Idaho Counties Designated As Drought Areas

Federal officials have designated five Idaho counties as natural disaster areas due to recent drought conditions.

CBS Seattle–05/29/2014

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Officials: Storms Make Washington Drought Unlikely

So much rain and snow has fallen across Washington state in recent weeks that there’s little chance of a statewide drought being declared this year, water supply experts said Monday.

03/10/2014

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Dry Winter Raises Concerns About Possible Drought

Officials monitoring lower than usual snowpack levels in the state say it’s not yet time to panic, but they’re nevertheless preparing in case of a possible drought.

CBS Seattle–01/31/2014