FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 23, 2020
Contact: Katie Patterson-Ingels, 785-296-3185
South Fork Republican River Funding Available for Producers
Cost share funding opportunities available from Colorado-Kansas settlement
The Cheyenne County Conservation District, in association with the Kansas Water Office, is now accepting applications for cost share of irrigation technologies within the South Fork Republican River Basin in Kansas.
Funding for these cost share opportunities is provided from a settlement signed in 2018 between Colorado and Kansas totaling $4 million to resolve any disputes over Colorado’s past use of water under the Republican River Compact prior to 2013. Of that total sum, $2 million is to be spent within the South Fork of the Republican River Basin within Colorado. The additional $2 million will be spent for the benefit of the South Fork of the Republican River Basin within Kansas.
Producers interested in participating in the cost share program are encouraged to contact the Cheyenne County Conservation District to apply. Many irrigation technologies are eligible through this program which include but are not limited to: soil moisture probes; mobile-drip irrigation; sub-surface drip irrigation; pivot control systems; electrical conductivity soil field mapping; aerial imagery; variable rate irrigation; and/or weather stations.
Applications will be accepted through February 29 online at www.kwo.ks.gov or you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or apply in person at the Cheyenne County Conservation District at 614B W. US Business Highway 36, St. Francis, KS. 67756.