U.S. Drought Monitor http://hppr.org en Western Kansas drought scars run deep http://hppr.org/post/western-kansas-drought-scars-run-deep <p>Even if you had no idea western Kansas was in the midst of a long-term drought, the scars are hard to miss.&nbsp; Corrals and roads are drifted with tumbleweeds.&nbsp; Irrigation ditches are bone dry.&nbsp; Fence rows are filled with drifted sand, and grass in the pastures has disappeared according to <a href="http://kansasagland.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=9447:drought-scars-evident-on-the-western-kansas-landscape&amp;catid=35:state-ag-news&amp;Itemid=84">a recent article from Kansas Agland</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 30617 at http://hppr.org Western Kansas drought scars run deep Good News on the Colorado Drought Front http://hppr.org/post/good-news-colorado-drought-front <p></p><p>Drought conditions have been downgraded for portions of eastern Colorado. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 26419 at http://hppr.org Good News on the Colorado Drought Front High Plains Drought Update: Late October Rains Helped Oklahoma Panhandle http://hppr.org/post/high-plains-drought-update-late-october-rains-helped-oklahoma-panhandle <p></p><p>Dry conditions continue across the High Plains listening region. &nbsp;Rain in southern Kansas slightly improved the abnormally dry conditions. &nbsp;Heavy rains on October 26 improved conditions in the Oklahoma panhandle according to the <a href="http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home.aspx"><strong>U.S. Drought Monitor</strong></a>. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 23844 at http://hppr.org High Plains Drought Update: Late October Rains Helped Oklahoma Panhandle