Neosho Regional Advisory Committee

Map of Neosho RAC Boundaries

Current Focus Area

Prolong the water supply storage in John Redmond Reservoir to the year 2065 by reducing the sedimentation rate by an average of 300 acre-feet per year through watershed practices such as no-till, filter strips and streambank stabilization. By 2025, all streambank hotspots will be stabilized. By 2030, 80% of the priority cropland in need of conservation will be treated with no-till practices.

Guiding Principles

While water resource policy and procedures will play a role in achieving the goals in the Neosho planning region, continued information and education that promotes voluntary, flexible, and creative solutions will result in the greatest long-term success.

About the RAC

RAC Planner: Bobbi Luttjohann - bobbi.luttjohann@kwo.ks.gov

The Neosho RAC has members representing all water uses in the region, including WRAPS, public water supply, water assurance districts, industry and commerce, agriculture, conservation and environment, and the general public. Click here for a full list of Neosho Regional Advisory Committee Membership

The Neosho RAC has five goals to address water issues across the region. Click here to read the full Neosho Action Plan.

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The Neosho River has three dams built along its course maintained by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. One dam near New Strawn Kansas forms John Redmond Reservoir. John Redmond Dam and Reservoir was named in honor of the late John Redmond, publisher of the Burlington Daily and long-time advocate for flood control and water conservation along the Neosho River. 

Quick Facts

Regional Planning Area spanning through Southeast and East Central Kansas

  • Size: 6,243 sq miles
  • Precipitation: 30-42 inches W-SE
  • Water Usage & Supply: highest user - Industry 49%

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