Archive for Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Brownback continues Kansas drought tour

July 18, 2012


— Gov. Sam Brownback tours southeast Kansas to see the effects of intense summer heat and drought.

On Tuesday, the Republican governor was in central Kansas where he met with officials near Salina to discuss water available in the Smoky Hill River and Kanopolis Reservoir for municipal and agricultural use.

Brownback is heading on Wednesday to Allen and Neosho counties in southeastern Kansas to see the damaged caused by lack of rain and temperatures above 100 degrees.

Brownback will be joined by Tracy Streeter, director of the Kansas Water Office, and Dale Rodman, state agriculture director.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared 82 counties in Kansas federal disaster areas because of ongoing drought.


Ross Boelling 5 years, 11 months ago

When I first glanced at the headline, I thought it said "Brownback continues legislative drought tour." I would say the legislative drought is as critical as the waterless one.

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