So far this year, Kansas is experiencing the third worst drought on record. That's according to water expert Brian Loving, who works for the U.S. Geological Survey. From his office in Lawrence, Loving keeps track of water levels in all the state's major rivers and lakes.
If hot and dry conditions continue though early October, Loving says 2012 could go down as THE worst drought on record for Kansas rivers and streams.
2012: Worst KS Drought Ever?
Could 2012 become the worst drought on record in Kansas? One of the state's top water experts says "yes." Brian Loving works for the U.S. Geological Survey, which has been monitoring water levels in Kansas rivers for more than a hundred years.
In a typical Kansas year, rivers and streams don't reach their lowest point until the end of September or beginning of October. But Loving says most of the state's rivers are already at record low points, or... completely dry.