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Drought Monitoring

Drought Monitoring Efforts in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Office of Drinking Water (ODW) is one of the many
agencies working together to monitor drought conditions and its effects in the Commonwealth of
Virginia. These efforts are coordinated under the lead of the Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality (DEQ) through a group called the Drought Monitoring Task Force (DMTF).

ODW’s DMTF Latest Report

As of July, 2014, there are no Public Drinking Water Systems operating under voluntary or mandatory water use restrictions in Virginia.

Click HERE to see a map showing general location of those waterworks operating under drought
restrictions within the main river basins of Virginia.

Click HERE to see a trend summarizing the amount of waterworks that have been affected by
drought conditions since March, 2002.

Other useful links

A copy of the full Drought Status Report, generated by the DMTF, can be obtained at:

Information about national drought conditions can be obtained at:


Last Updated: 07-29-2014

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