Conservation Efforts Planned To Rid Kansas Of Drought

By: 13 News Staff
By: 13 News Staff

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- State officials say the intense drought that is plaguing Kansas could continue and force expensive water production products and conservation efforts.

In a meeting with his drought response team Friday, Governor Sam Brownback said the state should work to convince farmers industries and Kansans to conserve water.

He also suggested that cities work on developing and improving water sources.

The governor's call to action came after Wichita officials showed the team how the drought could dry out Cheney Reservoir by 2015 if it continues.

State climatologist Mary Knapp says the drought could continue for several more years.

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