On December 26, 2018, the Thomas County District Court dismissed Woofter v KDA, which sought review of the Chief Engineer’s order establishing Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District (GMD) No. 4’s “district-wide” Local Enhanced Management Area (LEMA) generally, and in particular, the order’s delegating decisions related to setting allocations for the plaintiffs to the GMD.
The judge determined that that Chief Engineer lawfully delegated the ability to set and review LEMA allocations via the LEMA’s management plan to the GMD.
This leaves Friesen vs. Barfield as the last remaining court challenge to the GMD4’s LEMA.
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