By Tim Curtiss
On March 13, Governor Jay Inslee made a drought declaration for Yakima County, Walla Walla county, and parts of the Olympic Peninsula.
The snowpack is 7 percent of normal in the Olympic Mountains. It ranges from 8 to 45 percent of normal across the Cascades, and is 67 percent of normal in the Walla Walla region.
For farmers in and around Grandview area, farmers have been monitoring the water situation all winter long said Frank Lyall president of the Yakima County Farm Bureau.
"I think most of all farmers have been following the general water storage situation, and the amount of rain fall and snow fall over this past winter. We've known the later it gets the more significance problem with the kind of winter we've had," said Lyall.