# Drought watch
Twenty-One Counties Under New Draught Watch
A shot taken along the 90 in Chautauqua county, one of the twenty-one counties under the new drought watch.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul, in conjunction with the State Drought Management Task Force and federal partner agencies, today announced a drought watch for twenty-one New York counties through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).