Kansas Water Office Drought Update
The Kansas Water Office has the statutory responsibility to monitor conditions and inform the Governor when drought conditions are present in the state.
The Climate and Drought Update is produced at least monthly as a climate summary to reflect conditions in the State. When conditions warrant updates will be posted more frequently.
January 2017 - Kansas Climate and Drought Update Summary
Kansas Climate Summary - 2015 - Mary Knapp
The Season Drought Outlook, developed by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center (NOAA CPC), assesses the likelihood for improvement, persistent or deterioration in drought conditions for areas currently experiencing drought as identified by the U.S. Drought Monitor.
|Kansas Drought Declarations -
June 3, 2016
DROUGHT PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE
Helpful Documents and Links
Governor Brownback's Drought Resources Web Site - an online resource to provide drought information for all Kansans.
Kansas Water Office Fact Sheet - Emergency Access to State Fishing Lakes and Corps of Engineers Reservoirs - 7/26/2012
Drought Monitor Explanation - A comparison of the various indexes used in the US Drought Monitor, and their current value for the Kansas climate divisions.
Drought Preparedness - KWO Fact Sheet 13a
Drought Response - KWO Fact Sheet 13b
The Drought Impact Reporter - The Drought Impact Reporter is part of the National Drought Mitigation Center. It allows producers to report concerns and impacts such as crop loss, livestock loss or need to sell, fish kills, dry wells and community water supply challenges.
National Drought Mitigation Center - National clearinghouse for drought information.
KANSAS DROUGHT UPDATE - Past Reports
Reports from 2013, 2014 & 2015