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Farmers, ranchers learn that drought won't end until El Nino arrives

Oklahoma State Climatologist Gary McManus and several other climatologists, water specialists and other agricultural sciences professionals were on hand Thursday at a workshop on drought management in Garden City. Farmers and ranchers from several counties in western Kansas came to hear weather ...

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GARDEN CITY — Thursday, farmers, ranchers, and related professionals from western Kansas met at the Finney County Fairgrounds for a workshop focused on managing drought.  Climatologists were on hand to give an overview of the current drought.  In a nutshell, it’s not over.  

Drought timeline
The current drought officially began in October, 2010.  On Oct. 4, 2011, it was determined much of the south central and south western area of Kansas was in an exceptional drought.  
In March, 2012, climatologists hoped the drought was over, but it wasn’t.  In fact, it proved to be the driest May through December ...

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