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Kansas Drought

Kansas Weekly Drought Update: - Mid-October 2014 Summary

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.

Map US Seasonal Outlook

 

   
Kansas Drought Declarations 
May 21, 2014
Federal Drought Disaster 2014
May 28, 2014
 
Map Kansas Drought Declarations Map Federal Drought Disaster 2014  

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. 

Current 2014 News:

2013 News:

2012 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: September Summary 2014; September 2014; August 2014; July 2014; June 2014; June 20, 2014; May 2014; 5/16/2014; 5/5/2014; 4/21/2014; 4/3/2014; 3/21/2014; 3/4/2014; 2/20/2014; 1/31/2014; 1/17/2014; 1/3/2014




Recent News
Interview - Kansas AG Report - Bryan Hallman interviews Tracy Streeter, Director of the KWO to discuss the new Drought Declaration and the Governor's 50 Year Water Vision - 6/1/2014

Press Release -
Governor Updates Drought Emergency, Warnings and Watches in Kansas Counties - 5/21/2014

Executive Order No. 14-04 -
5/21/2014

Press Release
- Kansas Producers Continue to Struggle with Impact of Drought - 3/27/2014

USDA Secretary Vilsack
Drought Designations
- 3/26/2014


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

May 19, 2014 - Drought Response Team Conference Call


Executive Orders

Photo Governor's Drought Tour