Kansas Water Plan

The Kansas Water Office, in coordination with local, state, federal and interstate partners, is developing the 5-year update of the Kansas Water Plan. The Kansas Water Plan is one of the primary tools used by the State of Kansas to address current water resources issues and to plan for future needs. Statutory authority and basic guidance for formulating the Kansas Water Plan is contained in the State Water Resources Planning Act. 

The Kansas Water Plan Update will incorporate the Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas (the Vision). The hard work put into the Vision and the goals created through the Vision process will not be forgotten. The Kansas Water Plan will now serve as the implementation plan for the Vision, providing measurements of success towards achieving the goals addressed in Vision, as well as the other water related issues facing Kansans.

 

Kansas Water Plan Update

The following linked document has been reviewed by the KWA and listed in draft form below. 

Public Hearings For DRAFT Kansas Water Plan

WHAT:      Public hearings for comments on updated draft Kansas Water Plan

WHEN:      2 p.m. on Thursday, October 7 and 10 a.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021

WHERE:   Online, links for hearings can be found here

Written comments are also being accepted until midnight on Friday, October 15, 2021.  Written comments may be submitted any of the following ways: (1) by U.S. mail or other delivery service to The Kansas Water Office, 900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 404, Topeka, Kansas 66611-1249, or (2) by sending an electronic copy via email to email kwo-info@kwo.ks.gov.

 

 

 

Regional Planning Areas

REGIONAL PLANNING AREAS OVERVIEW - DRAFT

Kansas Water Plan Public Comments

Comments Provided By
 Date Provided
Kansas Wildlife Federation
 10/13/2020
Scott Yeargain
5/11/2021
Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District 3 - Renewable Supplies Committee
5/12/2021
Allyn O. Lockner
10/8/2021
Kansas River Water Assurance District #1 
10/11/2021
Parker Zerger Trust 
10/11/2021
Cowley County Conservation District Board 
10/12/2021
KDHE
10/12/2021
Butler County Conservation District 
10/12/2021
Jane Byrnes
10/13/2021
Mark Rude, Executive Director, Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 3
10/13/2021
Tim Boese, Manager, Groundwater Management Disctrict No. 2
10/14/2021
Kansas Farm Bureau 
10/15/2021
Ducks Unlimited
10/15/2021
The Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club 
10/15/2021
Kansas Water Resources Consulting  
10/15/2021
Bill Heatherman 
10/15/2021
Kansas Department of Agriculture 
10/15/2021
Playa Lakes Joint Venture 
10/15/2021
WaterOne 
10/15/2021
Kansas Corporation Commission, Conservation Division 
10/15/2021
Franklin County Conservation District 
10/15/2021
The Arkansas River Coalition 
10/15/2021
Kansas Alliance for Wetlands & Streams (KAWS)
10/15/2021
Kansas Rural Center (KRC)
10/15/2021
Audobon of Kansas 
10/15/2021
Morris County Conservation District 
10/18/2021 *
Friends of the KAW
10/18/2021 *
* Comments accepted after the deadline due to technical issues 
 
To submit comments for consideration during the Kansas Water Plan update, please email kwo-info@kwo.ks.gov

Kansas Water Plan Catalog

To review previous editions of the Kansas Water Plan, please visit the Archived Water Plans webpage. 

For questions regarding the Kansas Water Plan, please email kwo-info@kwo.ks.gov

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Topeka, Kansas 66612
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