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Author Topic: Status of Drought in Kansas  (Read 1563 times)

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Status of Drought in Kansas
« on: September 23, 2009, 06:27:10 pm »

According to the current U.S. Drought Monitor for Kansas (September 15, 2009), there are no areas in Kansas experiencing drought conditions.  See: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/DM_state.htm?KS,HP
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Re: Status of Drought in Kansas
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009, 11:08:32 am »

Kansas, and most of the High Plains Region, remain drought-free.  Exceptions are the west half of Colorado and a small part of northeast Wyoming.  Click on the link in the previous note for a graphical representation of Kansas.
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Re: Status of Drought in Kansas
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010, 12:07:57 pm »

It's summer time!  I thought I was a few days into a drought at my house in eastern Shawnee County until we got an inch of rain last Monday evening.  (P.S.  No more comments about having to mow too much.)

According to the Drought Monitor, Kansas remains in fine shape.  See for yourself at:
http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/DM_state.htm?KS,HP
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Re: Status of Drought in Kansas
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 01:50:41 pm »

Abnormally Dry Condition exists in Northeast / North Central Kansas.  This condition increased to 8.8 percent on August 17, from only 1.6 percent the previous week.  An update should be available on Thursday at http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/DM_state.htm?KS,HP.

 
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Re: Status of Drought in Kansas
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 09:29:57 am »

On November 30, 2010, almost half of the state was considered to be Abnormally Dry or worse, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor (http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/DM_state.htm?KS,HP).  Dry conditions have existed and increased since the middle of August.  The Arkansas River valley of SE Colorado is in Severe Drought conditions.
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Re: Status of Drought in Kansas
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2010, 12:05:20 pm »

Drought conditions intensify.  Only 18 of the 105 Kansas counties are unaffected by drought, as of last Tuesday, according to the Drought Monitor at the University of Nebraska.  Drought conditions are affecting almost 75% of Kansas.
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Re: Status of Drought in Kansas
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2011, 06:06:25 pm »

Drought conditions continue to expand, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor.  Only 4 counties in Kansas are free of drought conditions.

http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/DM_state.htm?KS,HP
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Re: Status of Drought in Kansas
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2011, 11:07:17 am »

New link to the Kansas map of the Drought Monitor:

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM_state.htm?KS,HP

Is your water system impacted by the drought?  Have you enacted water conservation measures?  Post your reply here or let the KRWA office know by phone or e-mail.
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