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 2020 Update of the Kansas Water Plan 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.

2020 Kansas Water Plan Update

The following linked documents have been reviewed by the KWA and are listed in draft form below. 

When additional documents are presented according to the schedule to the right, those drafts will be added and linked below.

Executive Summary - Draft

Introduction & Background - Draft

Guiding Principles, Goals, & Priorities

Conserving & Extending the High Plains Aquifer - Draft

Securing, Protecting and Restoring our Kansas Reservoirs - Draft

Improving our State's Water Quality - Draft

Reducing our Vulnerability to Extreme Events - Draft

Increasing Awareness of Kansas Water Resources - Draft

Regional Planning Areas


Cimarron Regional Planning Area - Draft

Equus-Walnut Regional Planning Area - Draft

Great Bend Prairie Regional Planning Area - Draft

Kansas Regional Planning Area - Draft

Marais des Cygnes Regional Planning Area - Draft

Missouri Regional Planning Area - Draft

Neosho Regional Planning Area - Draft

Red Hills Regional Planning Area - Draft

Smoky Hill-Saline Regional Planning Area - Draft

Solomon-Republican Regional Planning Area - Draft

Upper Arkansas Regional Planning Area - Draft

Upper Republican Regional Planning Area - Draft

Upper Smoky Hill Regional Planning Area - Draft

Verdigris Regional Planning Area - Draft

Acronyms and Abbreviations - Draft

Figures and Tables - Draft

Appendices - Draft


2020 Kansas Water Plan Public Comments

 Comments Provided By
 Date Provided
 Kansas Wildlife Federation
To submit comments for consideration during the 2020 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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