Cimarron Regional Advisory Committee

Map of Cimarron RAC Boundries

Current Focus Area

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.

Guiding Principles

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.  

About the RAC

RAC Planner: Richard Rockel - Richard.Rockel@kwo.ks.gov

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 has four goals. To read more about the goals and action plans, read the full Cimarron Action Plan

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The Cimarron National Grassland is a National Grassland located in Morton County Kansas with a very small part extending eastward into Stevens County. The Grassland is the largest area of public land in the state of Kansas. It consists of 108,176 acres of Great Plains bisected by the Cimarron River. 

Quick Facts

Regional Planning area in the southwest corner of Kansas overlaying the Ogallala Aquifer and part of the High Plains Aquifer. This region also has Meade Lake State Park, which was the first state lake in Kansas.

  • Size: 3,995 sq miles
  • Precipitation: 16-22 inches W-E
  • Water Supply & Usage: Highest User - Irrigation 97%

 

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