Leavenworth County is under a drought watch by declaration of the governor.

Leavenworth County is under a drought watch by declaration of the governor.

Gov. Jeff Colyer issued an executive order for a drought declaration on Tuesday.

The declaration placed all of the state's 105 counties in emergency, warning or watch status.

“We're not into an emergency or warning scenario at this time,” Chuck Magaha said of Leavenworth County.

Magaha is the director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management.

If the drought continues, some precautions may have to take place in Leavenworth County, he said.

“I don't foresee anything in the immediate future that is going to affect us,” he said.

In recent months, dry conditions have resulted in an increased risk of grass fires in the county.

Magaha estimated that about 20 grass fires were reported in the county over the past weekend.

Leavenworth County and surrounding counties were under a red flag warning Wednesday because of “critical fire weather conditions,” according to the National Weather Service.

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