What is happening in Chanute?
The Midwest recently experienced the worst drought
since 1956. In 2012, the Cottonwood/Neosho River Water Assurance District
lake levels dropped, triggering a water warning to conserve. In addition, very little inflows were going into these water assurance district lakes.
Chanute has a Conservation Plan
that is put into effect in times of drought. There are three stages. These stages are put into effect by various trigger events listed in the plan.
- Stage 1: Water Watch (Last triggered July 6, 2012)
- Stage 2: Water Warning (Last triggered August 15, 2012)
- Stage 3: Water Emergency
The City of Chanute and the Water Tips
As levels decline, more restrictive stages of the plan were put into effect, including mandatory water restrictions. You can see the State drought updates at the Kansas Water Office Drought Page.
CURRENTLY NO RESTRICTIONS ARE IN PLACE
Weather Channel overview