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.

COMMON SEARCHES


  • Quivira: Information about the investigation of the impairment complaint filed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on behalf of the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. 
  • Hays R9: Information about the City of Hays' applications to KDA-DWR for water right changes and water transfer of the R9 Ranch.
  • Water Conservation Area (WCA): Information about WCAs and active or pending WCA plans. 
  • Local Enhanced Management Area (LEMA): Information about LEMAs including the GMD No. 4 District-wide LEMA, the Sheridan County 6 LEMA and the proposed GMD No. 5 Rattlesnake/Quivira LEMA.
  • Wichita ASR: Information about the City's request for changes to the conditions associated with the Phase II Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project.
  • Kickapoo Water Right: Information on the Kickapoo Indian Reservation Water Right Settlement Agreement.
  • Republican River CompactInformation on the latest resolutions and annual meetings between Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska on this compact.
  • Multi-Year Flex Accounts (MYFAs)
  • DWR Approved Meter List: Current list of approved water flowmeters, forms and instructions.
  • Minimum Desirable Streamflow (MDS): Streams subject to and currently under MDS administration.
Division of Water Resources in the News

Meeting to discuss HUD application process March 11

Through funds made available by Department of Housing and Urban Development, a team of Kansans lead by the Kansas Department of Agriculture is coming together to apply for funding for a competitive grant program called the HUD Natural Disaster Resiliency Competition. For more information about the grant, visit www.agriculture.ks.gov/KS_HUDgrant

MANHATTAN, Kan.­– Through funds made available by Department of Housing and Urban Development, a team of Kansans lead by the Kansas Department of Agriculture is coming together to apply for funding for a competitive grant program called the HUD Natural Disaster Resiliency Competition. For more information about the grant, visit www.agriculture.ks.gov/KS_HUDgrant

Riley County experienced presidential disaster declarations in 2010 and 2011, thus becoming eligible for the program. The team is developing a project proposal that will benefit both the downstream and upstream portions of the Wildcat Creek Watershed through flood attenuation, agricultural pollution control, sediment filtration, erosion control, habitat protection, recreation, education and flood plain management.

The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host a meeting to present information on the Wildcat Creek Resiliency project March 11, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the department’s headquarters at 1320 Research Park Drive, Manhattan, Kansas. This meeting is open to the public. 

The meeting will include a presentation of the proposed Wildcat Creek Resiliency project and background on the HUD grant. The draft application for the HUD grant will be made available and there will be time for public discussion and comments.

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