Drought Conditions Persist in Eastern Kansas


The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map for Kansas continues to show the eastern part of the state continuing in the grips of a drought.

The Kansas map shows the northwest portion of Lyon, southwest and south central portions of Wabaunsee, eastern portions of Morris, along with portions of Montgomery and Labette counties are in D4 or exceptional drought conditions.  A portion of 20 counties in south central, east central and southeast parts of the state are in D3 or extreme drought conditions. Severe drought conditions exist from south central up through east central and northeast Kansas. Overall, nearly 48 percent of the state are in drought conditions with nearly 72 percent of the state in either abnormally dry or drought conditions. The areas that are not abnormally dry or drought conditions are in northwest and portions of west central and southwest Kansas.


Source: National Drought Mitigation Center