Kansas Water Plan

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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

In August the Kansas Water Authority approved proceeding forward to the formal public input phase of the KWP update process. The hearings and concurrent comment period are taking place in conjunction with this formal public input phase.



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, hearings links area available on the KWO Calendar

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 [email protected].

Kansas Water Plan Public Comments

To submit comments for consideration during the Kansas Water Plan update, please email [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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