Republican River Compact Administration launches web site

The states of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska have collaboratively developed a new, joint web site, republicanriver.org, as the official web site of the RRCA.  It includes an overview of the compact and its administration, its committee and their work, the RRCA’s annual reports and other historic documents, the RRCA’s accounting of water, and links to the states’ web sites for much more.

Tags: RRCA, Compact

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GMD 5 updates proposed LEMA plan for Quivira impairment, plans August 27 public meeting

On August 10, GMD 5 developed a new draft of its proposed LEMA plan to resolve the Quivira impairment complain. GMD 5 plans to host a public meeting to discuss the plan on August 27 (see gmd5.org/calendar for details.  The revised plan as well as KDA feedback on their July draft plan is at agriculture.ks.gov/GMD5LEMA

Tags: GMD5, Quivira, StaffordFO, LEMA

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Kansas Leadership Journal is publishing a 7-part series on the Ogallala Aquifer

This week, the Kansas Leadership Journal is publishing a 7-part series on the Ogallala Aquifer, building the 2017 water tour. Part 1 is out this morning at: https://klcjournal.com/the-clock-is-ticking-on-dealing-with-western-kansas-drying-ogallala-aquifer/

Tags: Ogallala, Stockton FO, StaffordFO, GardenCityFO, GMD1, GMD2, GMD3, GMD4, GMD5

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Governor Colyer sends letter to Nebraska opposing proposed Inter-basin Transfer

On August 8, Governor Colyer sent a letter to Nebraska expressing opposition to the proposed Inter-basin Transfer from the Platte River to the Republican River Basin as it would provide a path for invasive species of fish to enter the Basin. For more: agriculture.ks.gov/RRCA

Tags: RRCA, StocktonFO, TopekaFO, Compact

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Hays/R9 Ranch change web site updated with public comment and Cities’ response

KDA-DWR’s web site on the Hays/R9 Ranch change applications has been updated with written public comments received since the June 21, 2018 public informational meeting including this week’s responses by the Cities to the comments received at the meeting.

See http://www.agriculture.ks.gov/HaysR9.

Tags: HaysR9, Changes, water transfer, StocktonFO, StaffordFO, GMD5

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