Kickapoo Tribe to lose main source of water if drought continues

The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas will lose its main source of drinking water within 60 days if drought conditions don't improve.

The tribe already ordered mandatory water conservation measures. But that won't prevent the Delaware River from drying up without significant rainfall.

The tribe might have to purchase drinking water from the city of Atchison, Chairman Steve Cadue said. He gave Gov. Sam Brownback (R) and other state officials a tour of the reservation.

“I appreciated the opportunity to discuss how the state can assist the Kickapoo tribe if the drought continues," Brownback said in a press release.

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