Kansas governor issues drought declarations covering state
March 14, 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has declared a drought emergency, warning or watch across the entire state.
Colyer signed an executive order Tuesday following several weeks of abnormally dry conditions in all 105 counties.
He declared an emergency for 28 southern Kansas counties and a warning for 29 other counties in central and southern Kansas. The remaining 48 counties are under a drought watch.
The order directs state agencies to combat drought conditions.
It also opens up land in the federal Conservation Reserve Program for cattle grazing and temporarily lifts height and w...
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