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No New Wells In Harney County

OPB | June 30, 2015

The Oregon Water Resources Department is concerned that the groundwater may be too low in parts of Harney County and has stopped issuing permits for new wells.

Impacts Of Drought In Washington

OPB | June 02, 2015

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency in May. We discuss what that means for the state's residents and wildlife.

Klamath Farmers Brace For A Dry Season

OPB | April 08, 2015

Gov. Kate Brown declared drought in Klamath County earlier this week and farmers are anxious about the low snowpack.

Severe Drought Affects Southeastern Oregon

OPB | July 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY: As the water supply in the Owyhee Valley dries up, the drought's effects will have repercussions throughout the state.

Drought And Floods Threaten Oregon

OPB | Feb. 17, 2014

MONDAY: It may seem counterintuitive, but Oregonians are on the lookout for flooding, even as the Governor declares a drought emergency in four counties. 

Oregon Faces A Continued Dry Spell In 2014

OPB | Jan. 23, 2014

THURSDAY: It's been a particularly dry winter for Oregon. Businesses from agriculture to recreation are feeling the repercussions of the dry spell.

Droughts Expected to Worsen in 21st Century

OPB | July 31, 2012

A new study suggests drought patterns will only get worse in the coming century.

Famine in the Horn of Africa

OPB | Sept. 27, 2011

International relief agencies are in the region assisting with food and medical needs. What's the latest on the crisis?

Crisis in Somalia

OPB | Aug. 09, 2011

People are dying in Somalia in the worst drought the Horn of Africa has seen in 60 years. How are Somalis who live in Oregon — and other Oregonians — reacting?