Division of Water Resources

The Division of Water Resources administers 30 laws and responsibilities including the Kansas Water Appropriation Act which governs how water is allocated and used; statutes regulating the construction of dams, levees and other changes to streams; the state's four interstate river compacts; as well as coordinating the national flood insurance program in Kansas.

Minimum Desirable Streamflow is being administered on Chapman Creek above Chapman, the Little Arkansas River above Alta Mills, the Republican River above Concordia, the Saline River above Russell, the Smoky Hill River above Ellsworth and the Solomon River above Niles.

Multi-Year Flex Accounts (MYFAs):  The deadline for including the current calendar year (2015) as the first year of the five year MYFA was October 1. Click here for more information and application forms.

DWR Approved Meter List​​​​: Current list of approved water flowmeters, forms and instructions.

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