Regional Goal Action Plans are now available for public input. You can email your comments to: kwo-info@kwo.org or mail it to: Kansas Water Office, 900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 404, Topeka, KS 66612


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Information Sheet: Attending a Kansas Water Authority Meeting as a Representative of your Regional Advisory Committee


Regional Advisory Committees

Fourteen regional planning areas were established in December 2014 by the Kansas Water Authority in conjunction with the Long Term Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas.  In August of 2015 Regional Action Committee members were approved for each of these 14 planning areas and began to establish their priority goals for their region. These committees established their prioirty regional goal and began development of Regional Goal Action Plans.  In September - October 2016 all regional goal action plans were presented to the Kansas Water Authority and approved.  These Regional Goal Action Plans can be found on The Vision web page. 

Map Regional Planning Areas

The Kansas Water Office formulates a comprehensive state water plan for the management, conservation and development of the water resources of the state. The Kansas Water Plan includes sections corresponding with water planning areas which are determined by the Kansas Water Office (K.S.A. 82a-903). Water planning is achieved by addressing issues in the regional areas of the state. 

Cimarron
Regional Map & Membership
2016 Meeting Notes
 2015 Meeting Notes
Regional Goals
Regional Planner - Diane Knowles
Equus-Walnut
Regional Map & Membership
2016 Meeting Notes
2015 Meeting Notes

Regional Goals

Regional Planner -
Matt Unruh
Great Bend Prairie
Regional Map & Membership
2016 Meeting Notes
2015 Meeting Notes
Regional Goals

Regional Planner -
Matt Unruh
Kansas
Regional Map & Membership
2016 Meeting Notes
2015 Meeting Notes
Regional Goals

Regional Planner -
Margaret Fast
Marais des Cygnes
Regional Map & Membership
2016 Meeting Notes
2015 Meeting Notes

Regional Goals

Regional Planner -
Bobbi Luttjohann
Missouri
Regional Map & Membership
2016 Meeting Notes
2015 Meeting Notes
Regional Goals

Regional Planner -
Margaret Fast
Neosho
Regional Map & Membership
2016 Meeting Notes
2015 Meeting Notes

Regional Goals

Regional Planner -
Bobbi Luttjohann
Red Hills
Regional Map & Membership
2016 Meeting Notes
2015 Meeting Notes

Regional Goals

Regional Planner -
Diane Knowles
Smoky Hill-Saline
Regional Map & Membership
2016 Meeting Notes
2015 Meeting Notes
Regional Goals

Regional Planner -
Matt Unruh
Solomon-Republican
Regional Map & Membership
2016 Meeting Notes
2015 Meeting Notes
Regional Goals

Regional Planner - Kirk Tjelmeland
Upper Arkansas
Regional Map & Membership
2016 Meeting Notes
2015 Meeting Notes

Regional Goals

Regional Planner -
Diane Knowles
Upper Republican
Regional Map & Membership
2016 Meeting Notes
2015 Meeting Notes

Regional Goals

Regional Planner - Richard Rockel
Upper Smoky Hill
Regional Map & Membership
2016 Meeting Notes
2015 Meeting Notes

Regional Goals

Regional Planner - Richard Rockel
Verdigris
Regional Map & Membership
2016 Meeting Notes
2015 Meeting Notes
Regional Goals

Regional Planner -
Bobbi Luttjohann
   
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Cimarron  RAC:
Comparing Mobile Drip Irrigation to Low Elevation Spray Application, Southwest Research-Extension Center, KSU - Presented at the Cimarron & Upper Arkansas Meeting Presentation
Central Kansas Water Bank Association - O. Feril
Irrigation Research and Extension Update - Isaya Kisekka, Jonathan Aguilar

Equus-Walnut RAC:
Kansas Groundwater Management Districts - GMD #2
Wichita Water Planning - Alan King
ASR Tour Materials

Kansas RAC:

Conservation Districts and Division of Conservation - December 19, 2016
Kansas/Solomon-Republican Joint Meeting - December 19, 2016
Helping People Help the Land - December 19, 2016
Reduce Consumption - August 3, 2016
Reservoirs - Earl Lewis, KWO - Audio
Sediment Source Assessments - Method - Chris Gnau, KWO
Blue-Green Algae & Harmful Algal Blooms in the Kansas Basin: A Tutorial
- Tom Stiles, KDHE-BOW
Milford WRAPS Implementation - Jaime Gaggero, KDHE
Sediment Issues & Solutions PowerPoint - Audio
Funding for Water Projects in Kansas

Cyanobacteria & Associated Compounds in the Kansas & Ohio Rivers - USGS
Milford WRAPS Watershed Plan Implementation
- KDHE
Kansas RAC/HAB Forum -  October 7, 2016 - KDHE, KWO, USACE-KC
Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms - USGS

Missouri RAC:
Missouri River Water Quality & Water Treatment Impacts - Michelle A. Wirth, P.E., Water One
Total Maximum Daily Loads - KDHE
Doniphan Co. Conservation District - Chris Griffin, Dist. Mngr.
KDA-DWR - Katie Tietsort - 5/12/2016
KDA-DWR - Katie Tietsort
Groundwater Quantity and Quality in the Missouri Regional Planning Area - Kansas Geological Survey
USGS Data in the Glacial Drift Aquifer in Northeast Kansas - USGS
Missouri River Bed Degradation Informational Briefing - Christi Ostrander, USACE
Treating Runoff from Tile Outlet Terrace Systems: What we Know and What We're Doing - KU

Red Hills RAC:
PowerPoint:
Sunflower H2O Reservoir Path Forward  - Olsson Associates
     Sunflower H2O Initiative Preliminary Engineering Report Phase 1
     Map Sunflower H2O Preliminary Aquifer Wells
     Sunflower H2O State of Kansas Section 22 - Water Supply and Demand Report
        Appendix A - Water Needs Assessment
        Appendix B - Water Yield Analysis
        Appendix C -  Recreation Analysis

Solomon-Republican RAC:
Conservation Districts and Division of Conservation - December 19, 2016
Kansas/Solomon-Republican Joint Meeting - December 19, 2016
Helping People Help the Land - December 19, 2016

NRCS - Helping People Help the Land - September 2016
Education & Outreach, Dana Ladner - September 2016
KS Bostwick Irrigation District - July 2016
RRCA Map - July 2016
Bathymetry Presentation, KBS - January 5, 2016

Keith Sebelius Reservoir Memorandum of Agreement - January 5, 2016

Upper Arkansas RAC:
Arkansas River Flows: the Compact, the current situation in the valley, options to improve - David Barfield, DWR
KFS Grant Proposal

Connecting People with Trees and Wildlifle Protection Since 1887 - KFS
Power Generation and Water - Sunflower Electrict Power Corporation

John Redmond Lake Sediment - Erika Stanley, KWO

Regional Advisory Committee Roles & Expections  September/October 2015