Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Water, water everywhere...

Living in a plains state makes Kansans unique in their uncanny sense of the weather and of water resources. Kansas has its watersheds, 14 reservoirs, and 12 river basins that help to keep metropolitan areas in drinking water and farm fields irrigated. The Kansas Water Office and Kansas Water Authority are charged with maintaining and preserving and preparing Kansas waterways. The Water Office coordinates the Kansas water planning process in concert with the Kansas Water Authority which advises the Kansas Legislature and the Governor in policy-making. This week, the Legislature meets in interim committee meetings regarding the water planning process. They will be looking at water supply and conservation issues, including the nature of the supply, where and whom it serves, and what it will look like in 10-20 years. Learn more about your Kansas government's plan for our water resources.

Kansas Water Office home page:

Kansas Water Authority and its members:

2009 Kansas Water Plan:

2010 Water Plan Status:

2010 Annual Report to the Governor and the Legislature:

More reports and publications by the Kansas Water Office:

Kansas Department of Agriculture- Division of Water Resources:

Kansas Geological Survey- Water Resources:

Kansas State Conservation Commission (SCC):

Article contact: Kim Harp

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