Following the Chief Engineer’s March 28, 2019 contingent approvals of water right change applications submitted by the cities of Hays and Russell to convert the irrigation rights of the R9 Ranch in Edwards County to municipal use for the cities, six requests for administrative review were received by Secretary of Agriculture Michael Beam within the time allowed.
On April 24 and April 29, Secretary Beam declined administrative review for all six requests for review of the chief engineer’s order. Those seeking administrative review have 30 days to request judicial review. If none is received, the water transfer process will begin.
Copies of the requests, the Secretary’s orders, and more are on DWR’s website at: www.agriculture.ks.gov/HaysR9