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Ogallala Aquifer Advisory Committee (OAAC)

On April 17, 2012 Governor Sam Brownback signed SB 310 designed to conserve the state's water supply and extend the lfie of the Ogallala Aquifer.

Photo SB310 Signing

On March 5, 2012 Governor Sam Brownback signed two bills into law designed to conserve the state's water supply and extend the life of the Ogallala Aquifer in Garden City, Kansas. House Bill 2451 and Senate Bill 272. - Press Release

Photo Bill Signing

Photo audience

Proposed 2012 Policy Information

History of Ogallala Aquifer Efforts

Stakeholder Input from Summit Small Group Sessions

Summit Information

Teleconference on Market Based Solutions to Conserve and Extend the Ogallala Aquifer Presentations - 7/7/2011

 

 

Ogallala KPR Interview - KGS February 12, 2013


Upcoming Meetings:

April 11, 2014 - Manhattan, KS

 


Press Release - Recent Changes to Crop Insurance Promotes Water Conservation - 5/28/2013

Press Release - State's First LEMA Proposal Approved - 1/2/2013

Report - High Plains Aquifer Index Well Program - 2012 Annual Report - Kansas Geological Survey

News Article: In Drought Ravaged Plains, Efforts to Save a Vital Aquifer

USDA Risk Management Press Release - Growers & Other Stakeholders Invited to Listening Session on Federal Insurance for Crops Produced with Reduced Irrigation.

Press Release - Governor Brownback, Water Managers, Stakeholders Discuss Future of Ogallala Aquifer - 8/22/2012

Press Release - Governor Brownback and GMDs No. 1 and 3 to Host Meetings with Ogallala Aquifer Stakeholders

PRESENTATIONS

  • Water Legislation

  • Aquifer Conditions

  • Economic Modeling

  • GMD #1 Crop Rotations

  • GMD #1 Conditions


Past Meetings:

February 24, 2014 - Scott City, KS - Agenda - Meeting Notes

  • ServiTech PowerPoint

November 5, 2013 - OAAC Meeting - 10:00 am, Mariah Hills Golf Course (downstairs meeting room), 1800 Matt Down Lane, Dodge City, KS - Meeting Notes

April 8, 2013 - 10:00 am, Scott County Library Meeting Room, 110 W. 8th Street, Scott City, KS - Agenda - Presentation

July 12, 2012  - 3 - 5 p.m. at Mariah Hills Golf Course, 1800 Matt Down Lane, Dodge City, KS - Agenda

April 2, 2012 - 9:00 - 12:00, K-State Research & Extension Office, 4500 E. Mary Street, Garden City, KS

  • Agenda
  • Presentation
    • Implementing the 2012 Water Legislation - KDA-DWR
    • The Cooperative Water Level Program 2012 Results - KGS
    • Western States Approach to Aquifer Conservation - KDA & KWO
    • Ogallala Aquifer Projects - K-State University
    • Texas Approach to Groundwater Management - North Plains Groundwater Conservation District
  • Paper - Western Water in the 21st Century - Policies and Programs that Stretch Supplies in a Prior Appropriation World - Western Water Program

December 13, 2011 - Garden City, KS - Lee Richardson Zoo, Finnup Center for Conservation Education - 9:30 a.m.

December 13, 2011 - Colby, KS - Colby Community College - Cultural Arts Center/Frahm Theatre - 2:00 p.m.

October 13, 2011

  • Meeting Materials
  • DRAFT Meeting Minutes
  • LEMA Draft Legislation

September 21, 2011

  • DRAFT Meeting Minutes
  • Meeting Materials
  • PowerPoint - Water Banking, Susan Stover, Kansas Water Office
  • PowerPoint - Limited Irrigation Crop Insurance, Jay Waechter, USDA-Risk Management Agency

August 9, 2011

  • Meeting Materials
  • Presentation - Water Right Appropriation & Abandonment Review - KDA-DWR
  • DRAFT Meeting Minutes

August 23, 2011

  • Agenda
  • PowerPoint - Renewable Fuel Standards and Opportunities for Kansas Sorghum
  • PowerPoint - U.S. Farm Bill and the Ogallala

To submit comments, email us at: OgallalaAquifer@kwo.ks.gov