State to fund emergency pipelines for drought relief in northwest Missouri

State officials have announced a plan to fund emergency water pipelines in two parts of northwest Missouri, the Associated Press reports.

Gov. Mike Parson met with local officials on Friday to discuss $77,000 in state funds to help address the impact of drought on Cameron and Caldwell County.

Cameron will build three miles of above-ground piping to deliver more than 1 million gallons of water per day from a nearby lake.

In Caldwell County, an emergency connection will provide more than 30,000 gallons per day.

The majority of the state has experienced some level of drought this summer, but northwest Missouri has been hit hardest, with large swaths of that corner of the state experiencing “extreme” or “exceptional” drought in recent weeks, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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