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Dry Winter Leaves Much of Kansas in Some Level of Drought

staff - April 3, 2016 5:57 am

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Weather officials say a dry winter has left much of Kansas back in the grip of some level of drought.

Recent data from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that nearly 75 percent of Kansas was experiencing some drought at the end of March. That compared with barely 2 percent just three months ago.

The Wichita Eagle reports that about half the state is “abnormally dry.” Southwest Kansas is in moderate drought.

Dodge City and Garden City are more than 2 inches below normal since the start of the year. Garden City has had only a fraction of an inch of rain so far this year.

Only northern sections of Kansas and eastern sections south of Kansas City are not in some form of drought.

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