The drought that has plagued the Tri-State area since 1998 is finally over, courtesy of a wet fall and winter, Washington County Drought Coordinator Don Schwartz said Monday.
While the region could have drought conditions again if there is not enough additional precipitation this summer, "I would not call it a drought at this point," Schwartz said.
The Maryland Department of the Environment has ended all drought-related advisories, he said.
"We are probably in pretty decent shape at this point," Franklin County (Pa.) Extension Director Robert Kessler said Monday.
Kessler said the Long Pine Run Reservoir, which supplies water to Chambersburg, Pa.,-area residents, was 18 feet below the spillway during parts of the drought, but is now above the spillway.