Kansas, Colorado reach agreement on Republican River Water Usage

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.

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Republican River Compact Administration to hold annual meeting on August 21 in Manhattan

The Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) will hold its 2018 Annual Meeting at 10:00 A.M. on August 21st at the Kansas Department of Agriculture offices in Manhattan, Kansas, in room 124. In addition, the RRCA will hold a work session during the morning of August 21st starting at 8:00 a.m., at the same location. Both meetings are open to the public.

See agriculture.ks.gov/RRCA for more.

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Wichita Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) hearing set for Oct 22

A public hearing in the matter of Wichita’s proposed changes to Phase II of its ASR project will be held on October 22, 2018, starting at 9:00 a.m. at American Ag Credit, located at 4105 North Ridge Road, Wichita, Kansas, 67205, to be continued on Oct. 23 if needed.

Details on the hearing procedures, the specific questions to be considered, and more are in the pre-hearing conference order at: http://www.agriculture.ks.gov/docs/default-source/dwr-water-appropriation-documents/cityofwichita_phaseii_asr_prehearing_conf_order_20180723.pdf?sfvrsn=0

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GMD 1 meeting on proposed Wichita County LEMA, Monday, July 30, Leoti

GMD 1 will hold an informational meeting regarding a proposed Wichita County Local Enhanced Management Area (LEMA) on Monday, July 30, 1:00, at the Leoti Community Building, 502 East M Street.

A meeting announcement and summary of the proposed plan is available on their web site at: http://gmd1.org/lema.html

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