[30 Pa.B. 8]
Amendment to Proclamation
December 16, 1999
Whereas, on July 20, 1999, I declared a State of Drought Emergency in fifty-five counties of the Commonwealth due to a long and continuing period of unusually dry weather, abnormally low stream flows, and reduced groundwater which resulted in widespread shortage of water supplies throughout the Commonwealth; and
Whereas, on September 10, 1999, I amended my July 20, 1999, proclamation to include twelve northwestern counties of the Commonwealth in the designated drought emergency area; and
Whereas, on September 30, 1999, I amended my proclamation to lift the drought emergency for all counties with the exception of Somerset County, which had a continuing need to implement mandatory water conservation measures within the County, and the agricultural drought emergency affecting all 67 counties of the Commonwealth; and
Whereas, during the past several weeks sufficient amounts of rainfall in Somerset County have increased stream flows, raised groundwater levels, and permitted the Commonwealth Drought Coordinator to rescind three local water rationing plans that were in effect in Somerset County; and
Whereas, officials of the Department of Environmental Protection have recommended to me that the drought emergency proclamation be lifted in Somerset County.
Now Therefore, I, Tom Ridge, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution, the Emergency Management Services Code, 35 Pa.C.S. Section 7101 et seq., as amended, and other laws of the Commonwealth, do hereby amend my Proclamation of July 20, 1999, as follows:
1. Somerset County is removed from the designated drought emergency area.
2. This Proclamation Amendment shall take effect immediately.
Given under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this sixteenth day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine and of the Commonwealth, the two hundred and twenty-fourth.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-2. Filed for public inspection December 30, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]
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