The City of Chanute and the Office of the Governor asked all water users to cut back wherever possible to conserve what water we have. As levels decline, more restrictive stages of the plan would be put into effect, including mandatory water restrictions. You can see the State drought updates at the
This Water Warning continued until conditions in the Cottonwood/Neosho River Basin improved to the point that conservation measures could be relaxed. This takes rain events large and long enough to produce run off over the entire Cottonwood/Neosho River Basin. A single rain event does not end the drought. As a drought lengthens, further measures may be needed.