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Drought conditions drive water restrictions

It’s been nearly six weeks since Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency across Washington, and experts say conditions are getting worse. In its most recent forecast, the U.S. Drought Monitor predicts abnormally dry conditions in the Columbia Basin, a moderate drought from the east slopes of the Cascade Mountains to southeastern Washington, and a severe drought across northeastern Washington and the Idaho Panhandle.

Springdale gas station burns, prompting water worries

The State Department of Ecology is assisting with the cleanup of an old Springdale gas station that was destroyed by fire early Saturday, fearing runoff may pose a threat to water quality of the Colville River.