Support the implementation of the Groundwater Management District No.4's Local Enhanced Management Area Plan through increased education of all water users as well as increase the utilization of water conservation technology practices.
The Upper Republican RAC has members representing a wide variety of water users, including industry and commerce, groundwater management, local government, conservation and environment, agriculture, public water supply, and the general public. Click here to review the full list of Upper Republican Regional Advisory Committee Membership.
The Upper Republican RAC has five previously developed goals and action plans to address water supply issues in the region. Click here to read the full Upper Republican Action Plan. For recently approved goals and action plans by the Kansas Water Authority for inclusion within the draft State Water Plan for the Upper Republican and other regional planning areas please select here.
The focus for the Upper Republican Regional Planning Area has been the approval of two Local Enhanced Management Areas (LEMAs) in the state. The Sheridan 6 LEMA was the first approved, and has shown that reductions can have a positive impact on the aquifer and on agricultural economics. The region also has three Water Conservation Areas (WCAs), and one Water Technology Farm partnered through the Precision Agriculture Program at Northwest Kansas Technical College. Though conditions have improved, the area continues to experience slight aquifer declines.
To learn more about the resources and conservation efforts, visit the State of the Resource page and view the report.