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Lingering drought only getting worse

Residents may not know how bad things really are

Other than the county-wide burn ban, few people in Barton County have come to terms with just how desperately dry the region really is, Barton County Emergency Manager Amy Miller said.
“I do not know if everyone realizes how serious the drought situation is for Barton County and the State of Kansas,” she said. The Governor originally declared a Drought Emergency in July 2012 for all 105 counties in Kansas and drought conditions are still continuing throughout the state.
But, despite recent rains, these conditions have only worsened. Last week, Governor Sam Brownback updated the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties ...


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