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.
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Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Meeting to Be Held July 26

The annual meeting of the Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Administration will be held at Lydie’s Cottage on the grounds of the Marland Estate, located at 901 Monument Road, Ponca City, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.

The annual meeting of the Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Administration will be held at Lydie’s Cottage on the grounds of the Marland Estate, located at 901 Monument Road, Ponca City, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. Anyone interested in water-related activities within the Arkansas River Basins in Kansas and Oklahoma is encouraged to attend.

Kansas and Oklahoma entered the Arkansas River Compact in 1965. The purpose of the compact is to promote interstate comity, to equitably divide and promote the orderly development of the waters of the Lower Arkansas River Basin, to provide an agency for administering the waters of the basin and to encourage an active pollution abatement program in each state.

The Compact Administration is composed of three commissioners appointed by the governor of Kansas, three commissioners appointed by the governor of Oklahoma, and is chaired by a federal representative appointed by the President of the United States.

Questions about the meeting can be addressed to Chris Beightel, program manager for water management services at KDA–DWR, at 785-564-6659 or Chris.Beightel@ks.gov. Additional information about the Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact and the annual meeting, including a draft agenda, can be found on the KDA website at agriculture.ks.gov/ks-ok-arkansas-compact


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