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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.

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Republican River Compact Administration to hold annual meeting

The Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) will hold its 55th annual meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Manhattan, KS. – The Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) will hold its 55th annual meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The RRCA 2015 meeting is hosted by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources. The meeting will focus on water related issues and activities, including compact compliance, within the Republican River basin in  Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.

Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska entered into the Republican River Compact in 1943 to provide for the equitable division of the basin’s waters, remove causes of potential controversy, promote interstate cooperation and joint action by the States and the United States in the efficient use of water and the control of destructive floods as well as provide for the most efficient use of waters in the Republican River basin. The RRCA is comprised of three commissioners representing Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska: Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources Chief Engineer David Barfield; Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe and Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Director Jeff Fassett.

In addition, RRCA will hold a work session to prepare for the annual meeting at 1:00 p.m. August 26, at the Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level Conference Room F, 301 Centennial Mall South. Both the work session and the annual meeting are open to the public.

Individuals who have questions regarding the meeting should contact KDA Water Management Services Program Manager Chris Beightel at Chris.Beightel@kda.ks.gov for more information.

For additional information about the Republican River compact and this year’s annual meeting, please visit: http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/dwr/interstate-rivers-and-compacts/republican-river-compact.

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WHO: Open to the public

WHAT: RRCA 55th Annual Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, August 27, 2015 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Cornhusker Marriott Hotel, Hawthorne Conference Room, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 


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