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KS Rivers Running Dry, as Drought Drags On

In Lakin, in western Kansas, there's not even a hint of water under a bridge that purports to span the Arkansas River. Instead, dry sand stretches for miles and a deer carcass rots in the sun. (Photo by Frank Morris)  The on-going drought has been taking a toll on Kansas crops, livestock and people.  Mandatory water restrictions are now in effect on the Kickapoo Indian reservation in northeast Kansas. That's because the Delaware River...the tribe's only natural source of water... has run dry.  As KPR’s J. Schafer reports,  a number of Kansas rivers have run out of water...or soon will.  

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