Hays/R9 Ranch change web page updated with input from GMD 5, WaterPACK, and the Cities

KDA-DWR’s web page on the Hays/R9 Ranch change applications (http://www.agriculture.ks.gov/HaysR9) has been updated with the following:

  • On September 14, the GMD 5 supplemented its recommendation of August 28.
  • On September 13, WaterPACK provided an additional response.
  • The Cities provided responses on September 14 and 18 to GMD5 and WaterPACK comments and recommendations.

The record is now closed. The Chief Engineer will review this record to make a decision on the pending change applications.  If the change applications are contingently approved, the water transfer process would be initiated.

Tags: HaysR9, Changes, water transfer, StocktonFO

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GMD 5 provides its recommendations on the Hays/R9 Ranch changes

GMD 5 has provided its recommendation on the Hays/R9 water rights changes. The recommendation, along with two additional supporting documents presented at their August 27 public meeting, have been posted on KDA’s web site at: http://www.agriculture.ks.gov/HaysR9.

Tags: HaysR9, changes, water transfer, StaffordFO, GMD5

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WaterPACK provides additional comments on the Hays/R9 Ranch changes

On behalf of the Water Protection Association of Central Kansas (WaterPACK), their consultant has provided additional technical comments regarding the modeling supporting the Cities of Hays and Russell change applications, which propose to convert the water rights of the R9 Ranch from irrigation to municipal use for the Cities. See http://www.agriculture.ks.gov/HaysR9.

Tags: HaysR9, changes, water transfer, StaffordFO, GMD5

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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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