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Governor’s Drought Response Team to Meet

by Sara Belfry | Jan 08, 2013

Governor Brownback’s Drought Response Team will meet Friday, January 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Kansas State Board of Regents, 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520, Topeka, Kansas.

The team will hear feedback from public water suppliers regarding the conditions of their supplies. Federal partners such as the Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will share updates and tools to help address the continued drought.

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts will be participating in the meeting via teleconference.

Recently, state leaders encouraged cities and rural water districts to measure their water supplies as well as review and utilize their conservation and drought emergency plans. Cities and rural water districts need to evaluate their experience from this past year and update those plans to make sure they are prepared to address water supply needs should the drought continue.

The Governor’s Drought Response Team is chaired by Kansas Water Office (KWO) Director Tracy Streeter. For a complete list of the 12-member team, visit www.kwo.org. The team will continue to watch the situation closely and work to minimize the effects the drought has on Kansans.

For more detailed information about the state’s current conditions, see the Kansas Climate Summary and Drought Report on the KWO website at www.kwo.org