Stretching a State's Waters
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:53 AM CST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (DTN) -- Of the roughly 700 people in attendance at the kickoff of the Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas, one key person appeared to be missing: the governor.

To the relief of all, Gov. Sam Brownback strode into the room to take the stage just as Kansas Water Office Director Tracy Streeter nervously used up his last joke.

Brownback's speech -- and much of the conference's first day --- focused on the second draft of the governor-prompted project, a 50-Year Water Vision for the state of Kansas. The vision was launched in October 2013. ...

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