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


  • Updates: Get the latest news and updates on the work of the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources.
  • 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

Winter Water Technology Expo in Garden City Jan. 11

The Winter Water Technology Expo will be held on January 11 at the Clarion Inn at 1911 E. Kansas Ave. in Garden City from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., and will feature a wide variety of companies and organizations focused on water technology issues and opportunities.

Farmers and ranchers in southwest Kansas who are eager to learn more about improving water management through technology, soil moisture monitoring, crop selection and other tools are invited to attend the Winter Water Technology Expo on January 11 in Garden City. The Expo, held at the Clarion Inn at 1911 E. Kansas Ave. in Garden City from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., will feature a wide variety of companies and organizations focused on water technology issues and opportunities.

Attendees will be eligible for great door prizes, including two Phytech systems, corn or bean seed from Hefty Seed Company, corn seed and grain sorghum from Allied Genetics, corn and Alta Sorghum seed from Sterling Seed, and corn seed from Hoegemeyer Hybrids. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and Kansas beer and distillery beverages will be provided throughout the evening. The Winter Water Technology Expo is free and open to the public, but participants are encouraged to RSVP to susan.metzger@ks.gov to assist in having adequate refreshments.

The Winter Water Technology Expo is brought to you by local volunteers with a strong interest in the area’s water resources, with help from the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources and several generous sponsors. For more information, go to www.agriculture.ks.gov/WaterTechExpo


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