Kansas governor signs two water laws into action to protect farmers’ resources
Kansas is suffering from exceptional drought and the governor is taking action to protect farmers.
Governor Laura Kelly has signed two water bills into law, to provide millions of dollars in funding for water conservation and says that this is an effort to protect the water that has powered their booming farming economy for generations.
That water comes from the Ogallala Aquifer, the largest underground freshwater source in the U.S.
Farmers who use that reserve have been seeing varying levels across the plains, but in Kansas, resources are running dry.