Drought Brings Brownback to Southwest Kansas Wednesday
KSCB News - July 12, 2011 6:08 am
Details of the community meetings:
10:00 AM Morton County Community Meeting
Location: Morton County Civic Center
400 East Orchard Street
Noon Stevens County Community Meeting/Lunch
Location: Memorial Hall
200 East 6th Street
2:00 PM Seward County Community Meeting
Location: Seward County Events Center
810 Stadium Ave.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Gov. Sam Brownback heads to southwestern
Kansas this week for a fresh look at conditions caused by
Brownback toured the rain-deprived counties of Finney, Gray,
Haskell and Meade in early May. On Wednesday he plans to visit
Morton, Stevens and Seward counties, in the southwestern-most
corner of the state.
Nearly half of Kansas has been declared in a drought emergency
because of extreme conditions for the past year. Some western
sections have barely received half their normal rainfall since late
spring of 2010.
Brownback will visit Wednesday with agriculture producers and
local government leaders about the drought’s effects. Also making
the trip will be Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman and Water Office
Executive Director Tracy Streeter.