TOPEKA, Kan. - Governor Sam Brownback has updated the drought declaration for Kansas counties as conditions continue to intensify. All 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status. “Dry, windy and above normal temperatures in Kansas have led to a Drought Emergency declaration for 36 counties,” Governor Brownback said. “Below normal precipitation patterns are not only depleting available soil moisture, but these types of conditions have resulted in numerous fires as well.”
The updated drought declaration has 36 counties in an emergency status, 55 counties in a warning status and 14 in watch status. The Governor’s Drought Response Team will continue to watch the situation closely and work to minimize the effects the drought has on Kansans.