About the Kansas Water Office

The Kansas Water Office (KWO) was established in 1981 as the water planning, policy, coordination and marketing agency for the state.

The primary statutory function of the agency is the development and implementation of the Kansas Water Plan. State law requires the Kansas Water Office to "Formulate on a continuing basis a comprehensive State Water Plan for the management, conservation and development of the water resources of the state". KWO in coordination with the KWA, also reviews all water laws and makes recommendations to the Governor and Legislature for needed legislation to ensure water policies and programs address the needs of all Kansans.

Kansas Water Office Primary Responsibilities

As defined in Kansas Statute 74-2608

  • Collect and compile information pertaining to climate, water and soil as related to the usage of water for agricultural, industrial and municipal purposes and the availability of water supplies in the several watersheds of the state;
  • Develop a state plan of water resources management, conservation and development for water planning areas;
  • Develop and maintain guidelines for water conservation plans and practices; and
  • Shall establish guidelines as to when conditions indicative of drought exist.

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Business Hours

The Kansas Water Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on State of Kansas holidays.

For directions to our office, please click here.

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Office of the Director

Tracy Streeter, Director - BIO
Earl Lewis, Assistant Director - BIO

Administration

Katie Mitchell, Chief Fiscal Officer - BIO
Ginger Harper, Chief of Policy & Communication - BIO
Katie Ingels, Communications Director - BIO
Tammy Matchett, Public Service Administrator 
Amanda Lee, Agency Support & Human Resources

Water Resource Planning

Matt Unruh, Chief of Planning - BIO
Diane Knowles, Water Resource Planner - BIO
Bobbi Luttjohann, Water Resource Planner - BIO
Kirk Tjelmeland, Water Resource Planner - BIO
Richard Rockel, Water Resource Planner - BIO
Alexandra Davis, Water Resource Planner 

Hydrology and Evaluation

Cara Hendricks, Chief of Hydrology & Evaluation - BIO
Katie Goff, Water Resource Planner - BIO
Tina Rajala, Water Resource Planner - BIO

Chris Shultz , Water Resource Planner - BIO
Erika Stanley, Water Resource Planner - BIO
Nathan Westrup, Water Resource Planner - BIO

KWO Office
900 SW Jackson Street
Suite 404
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Phone: 785-296-3185
Fax: 785-296-0878
Toll Free: 1-888-526-9283
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