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.

Questions about the Division of Water Resources 

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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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