Warm Weather Gives Boost To Kansas Parks Budget

By: AP Posted By Samantha Anderson
By: AP Posted By Samantha Anderson

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Unseasonably warm weather for the first
three months of the year has resulted in a big revenue increase for
the state's parks department.

Wildlife and Parks Department Secretary Robin Jennison says
January through March was the most lucrative start to a year in
recent memory for the department.

Parks director Linda Lanterman says revenues went up in
February, alone, from just over $78,000 in 2011 to more than
$261,000 this year.

But the Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/Jnn6u2) reports
things could change if the warming trend continues through the

Fisheries chief Doug Nygren says waterways in some areas were
devastated last summer by unusually hot weather. He says a repeat
of that could be a problem for fish like the walleye that can't
survive for long in water above 84 degrees.

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