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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Arkansas River sees more use when dry

  • The prolonged drought has reduced the flow of many streams and rivers in Kansas, and the Arkansas River is one of the most notable victims, according to a report from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Tourism (KDWPT).
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  • The prolonged drought has reduced the flow of many streams and rivers in Kansas, and the Arkansas River is one of the most notable victims, according to a report from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Tourism (KDWPT). In many places in central and western Kansas, the river is dry or has minimal flows or shallow pools. As a result, the department said there has been increased vehicle and other activity along the river, leading to confusion and disputes about landowner rights and legal activity on the river. Local law enforcement agencies and the KDWPT plan to patrol the more heavily-used portions of the river, using all-terrain vehicles to watch for vehicle and wildlife violations and disorderly behavior. ††

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