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September 21, 2021
SPOKANE — This has been a record-breaking year of drought in much of Eastern Washington, state officials say.
In April, a huge volume of snow in the Cascade Range measured in at 132 percent of normal statewide, raising hopes of an abundant water year, the state Department of Ecology said in a blog post last week. But now 16 Washington counties, including 13 in Eastern Washington, are drier than they've ever been since record-keeping began in 1895, the blog said.
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