Reducing aquifer decline through water use reductions utilizing conservation and education. Water Conservation Areas and Water Technology Farms are examples of conservation programs and tools that emphasize the need to prolong the aquifer's life while maintaining regional economies. Key incentives include water right flexibilities with water conservation practices.
All goals and solutions towards achieving the goals must be flexible. Voluntary, incentive, and market based solutions are preferred measures for achieving the goals. Ensure we do not diminish the economic return for all. Overarching goal is to maintain or grow the region's economy.
The Cimarron RAC has members representing industry and commerce, public water supply, agriculture, irrigation, conservation and environment, Groundwater Management Districts, and the general public. Click here for a full list of the Cimarron Regional Advisory Committee Membership.
The Cimarron RAC is located in the southwest corner of Kansas covering 7 counties, and overlays the Ogallala Aquifer and part of the High Plains Aquifer. RAC members meet throughout the year to discuss the vital needs of the region and what projects would most address those needs. To read more about the goals and action plans, read the full Cimarron Action Plan