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 the Saline River above Russell and the Smoky Hill River above Ellsworth.
DWR Approved Meter List: Current list of approved water flowmeters, forms and instructions.
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