Butler County Times Gazette
  • Prairie Talk will explore water issues

  • The extended drought has reminded everyone reliable, clean water is essential for human health, communities and the environment, as well as for economic growth.
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  • The extended drought has reminded everyone reliable, clean water is essential for human health, communities and the environment, as well as for economic growth.
    Are we still in a drought? What can an individual homeowner, rancher, or farmer expect in the coming year? These questions and more will be addressed in a free community discussion at Pioneer Bluffs.
    At 1:30 p.m. Sept. 7 the public is invited to a Prairie Talk on Water in Kansas. Susan Stover of the Kansas Water Office will discuss water planning and priorities.
    "Water is an essential component of this region's development, and will be a determinant in its future," Stover said. "My talk will cover a few basics on water supply, demand and management, and the priority water concerns facing Kansas. I look forward to an informal open discussion."
    Lunch will be available at noon for visitors who would like to come early and tour the historic site, including The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs.
    There is no charge for the Prairie Talk or for lunch, however donations are gratefully accepted.
    Lunch reservations are requested and can be made by contacting Lynn Smith, executive director of Pioneer Bluffs, at (620) 753-3484 or lynn@pioneerbluffs.org.
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