KWO Logo 


KWO Home

Office (785) 296-3185
Toll-Free (888) 526-9283
Email
kwo-info@kwo.ks.gov

Visit us on TwitterLike us on Facebook

Kansas Drought

Even though drought is not as widespread or severe as it has been, it remains a concern in Kansas. Moisture remains behind in many areas with outlooks predicting continued drought conditions in 2014, especially for the western part of Kansas.

Kansas Weekly Drought Update: April 3, 2014

The Climate and Drought Update is produced at least monthly as a climate summary to reflect conditions in the State. When conditions warrant updates will be posted more frequently.

The Season Drought Outlook, developed by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center (NOAA CPC), assesses the likelihood for improvement, persistent or deterioration in drought conditions for areas currently experiencing drought as identified by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Seasonal Outlook  Map

 

   
Kansas Drought Declarations  2014 Secretarial Drought Designations  
Map Drought Declarations 2014 Secretarial Drought Declarations   

The map above (left) shows communities and rural water districts who have initiated their own water conservation measures to extend their water supply during this record drought.  Appendix A of the Kansas Weekly Drought Update provides a list of known conservation stages for communities and water suppliers (notifications to state or in the press).  The Governor and the Kansas Water Office encourages all communities and water suppliers to help the State get through the extreme drought. 

News:

Drought Preparedness & Response

Helpful Documents and Links  (Additional links are located in the KWO Drought Update Above)

Documents

Links

The Kansas Water Office has the statutory responsibility to monitor conditions and inform the Governor when drought conditions are present in the state.  The Director of the Kansas Water Office serves as Chair of the Governor’s Drought Response Team, an interagency group charged with coordinating drought response activities in Kansas.

KANSAS DROUGHT UPDATE - Past Reports

Reports from 2011 - 2013 are also available below: 3/21/2014; 3/4/2014; 2/20/2014; 1/31/2014; 1/17/2014; 1/3/2014





Recent News

KS Drought Operations Plan

Governor's Drought Team
The Team meets on a regular basis either through conference calls or in-person meetings to address current drought condition issues.



Governor Brownback's Kansas Drought Resources Website


Past Meetings/Conference Calls

April 4 - USDA-RMA Director met with the Governor, Sheridan 6 and commodity organizations to address crop insurance importance, Topeka, KS

March 15 - Governor's Drought Response Team Meeting/Conf. Call, 10:00 am, KWO Conference Room, 901 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS

March 1 - Governor's Drought Response Team Meeting, 10:00 am, KDA, 4th Floor Conference Room, 109 SW Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS - Wichita Presentation

February 15 - Governor's Drought Response Team Meeting/Conf. Call, 10:00 am, KWO Conference Room, 901 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS

January 25 - Governor's Drought Response Team Meeting/Conf. Call, 10:00 am, KWO Conference Room, 901 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS

January 11 - Governor's Drought Response Team Meeting, 2:30 pm, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520, Topeka KS - Meeting Materials


Press Releases


Executive Orders

Photo Governor's Drought Tour