The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas may have to take drastic measures to deal with a water shortage. Tribal chairman Steve Cadue (kuh-DOO) says the situation has deteriorated in the last two weeks:
Cadue says the Delaware River, which is the reservation's only source of water, has stopped flowing. The tribe may have to truck in water for day-to-day usage. Governor Sam Brownback's office says the state is ready to help the tribe acquire water when the reservation needs it.
Evaluation of Kickapoo Water Shortage Continues
The Kickapoo tribe in Kansas has been grappling with a shortage of water for several years now. Chairman Steve Cadue (kuh-DOO) says the situation is getting worse as the Midwestern drought intensifies.
Cadue says the tribe will be assessing the situation this week to decide if strict conservation methods need to be put into place. Governor Sam Brownback's office says that the state and FEMA are ready to assist the tribe if water needs to be delivered to the Kickapoo reservation.