On August 1, 2018, the states of Kansas and Colorado announced that they reached agreement on claims regarding Colorado’s past use of water under the Compact. Under the agreement, Colorado agrees to pay Kansas $2 million and in addition to invest an additional $2 million in Colorado to reduce its use on the South Fork immediately above Kansas. The agreement resolves the existing controversies between the two states regarding Colorado’s past use of water under the Republican River Compact without litigation, and allows them to continue to work collaboratively through the compact as part of an overall ongoing effort which also involves the state of Nebraska.
See agriculture.ks.gov/RRCA for more, including a copy of the agreement.
Tags: RRCA, StocktonFO, Compact