America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Kansas Drought

Kansas faces one of the top five greatest drought threats in the present and is already taking numerous steps to address the associated risks. Kansas' drought threat is projected to increase less than other states', leading to an average threat level by 2050. Even in relation to this modest increase in threat level, Kansas has done very little to prepare for the projected increase in summer drought due to climate change.



For more information on how prepared Kansas is for its growing drought threat, read the detailed state report.


Is Kansas Taking Action?

  • Like most states, Kansas has taken very few steps to assess its vulnerability to future drought risks
  • Kansas could improve its resilience to climate change-related drought by developing an adaptation plan or implementing policies to address future impacts
  • Kansas is addressing current drought risks and impacts through its hazard mitigation planning and emergency response planning