Drought Continues to Take Toll on Kansas Reservoirs
Associated Press - Sun 05:05 PM 01/06/2013
Kanapolis State Park manager Rick Martin said that all of the state's lakes are suffering because of a drought expected to persist at least through March.
An annual well survey to be conducted this month will let Kansas water officials see how much damage has been caused underground by the continuing drought.
Above the surface the signs of a shrinking water system are hard to miss, especially in the state's reservoirs where some boats are marooned in their slips and ramps are no longer reachable along receding shorelines.
Kanopolis State Park manager Rick Martin says that all of the state's lakes are suffering because of a drought expected to persist at least through March.
Cheyenne Bottoms manager Karl Grover says the reservoir there usually is a wildlife haven for birds and hunters this time of year. He says rain in November created a few puddles, but any hunting lasted only a few weeks.
Associated Press Information from: The Hutchinson News