Governor Kate Brown declared drought emergencies in eight additional counties around Oregon Friday, bringing the total to 15.
She also released a public service announcement launching #ORdrought.
“It may look green now, but we are going to experience one of the worst droughts in the history of our state. Snow pack is at historic lows and severe water shortages are nearly a certainty in many areas,” says Brown.
Brown added that it’s likely to be a difficult fire season.