The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced last week that it would move its offices from Topeka to Manhattan. Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman said officials at the Kansas State University Foundation made the suggestion.
While emergency management workers are preparing for snow and ice, state officials are urging water districts to update their plans for water conservation.
All Kansas counties are under a drought emergency, and the drought is predicted to last into 2013.
Kansas Water Office director Tracy Streeter says most of the state's public water supply systems already have conservation plans, but cities and rural water districts should update their drought plans based on their experiences this past year.