Equus-Walnut Regional Advisory Committee

Map of Equus Walnut RAC Boundaries

Current Focus Area

Achieve and maintain sustainable balance of groundwater withdrawals with annual recharge in the Equus Beds Aquifer by 2020. Implement and maintain watershed protection activities to maintain regional reservoir storage capacity for an additional 100, and develop a plan to manage and mitigate areas of groundwater contamination.

Guiding Principles

The Equus-Walnut Regional Goal Leadership Team recognizes that education at all levels is the highest priority for long-term success. Proper and adequate funding for educational resources is essential to ensure success in achieving the water supply goals for this region. An overarching goal is that every Kansan in the region should know the water resources in the region, the dangers potentially impacting the resource, and the value of and the actions necessary to protect it. The Goal Leadership Team supports promoting good stewardship, conservation, and improved efficiency, balanced with economic growth, as tools towards achieving the goals of the region.

About the RAC

RAC Planner: Matt Unruh - matt.unruh@kwo.ks.gov

The Equus-Walnut RAC consists of members representing all water users, including public water supply, municipal, agricultural, industrial, and the public at large. Click here for a full list of Equus-Walnut Regional Advisory Committee Membership

The Equus-Walnut RAC has seven goals covering important issues and can be found in the complete Equus-Walnut Action Plan.

Photo of Keeper of the Plains

The Keeper of the Plains, one of Wichita's most recognizable landmarks, sits at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers.

Quick Facts

Regional Planning Area located in South Central Kansas

  • Size: 5,811 sq miles
  • Average Precipitation: 28-33 inches yearly, NW-SE
  • Water Supply & Usage: Highest user - Irrigation 54%

Meeting Notes & Presentations

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