2014 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.

As volumes of the 2014 Plan are drafted, they will be linked below.

VOLUME I - INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND - 2014

VOLUME II - STATEWIDE AND REGIONAL WATER ASSESSMENT - 2014

Sections will be added as they are completed. Please note that hyperlinks will not be active until the document is final. 

         Water Budget of Kansas - Draft
         Water Demand - Municipal - Draft
         Water Demand - Industrial - Draft
         Water Demand - Irrigation - Draft
         Water Demand - Stockwater - Draft
         Water Demand - Recreation - Draft
         Water Supply - Groundwater Sources and Supply - Draft
         Water Supply - Surface Water Supply - Draft
         Water Supply - Non-Traditional Sources and Uses of Water Reuse - Draft
         Water Supply - Surface Water Quality - Draft
         Water Supply - Assessment of Infrastructure Condition and Needs - Draft

VOLUME III - GUIDING PRINCIPLES - 2014

         Ensuring Each Citizen has Reliable Water Supply 
         Conserving and Extending the High Plains Aquifer
         Securing, Protecting and Restoring our Kansas Reservoirs
         Improving our State's Water Quality
         Improving Recreational Opportunities Available to our Citizens
         Developing and Maintaining our State and Local Water Infrastructure
         Reducing our Vulnerabilitly to Extreme Events
         Develop a Long-Term, Affordable & Sustainable Method to Provide Financing for Implementation of the KWP

2009 Kansas Water Plan

The Kansas Water Authority approved the Update of the 2009 Kansas Water Plan on January 29, 2009. Implementation may be through legislation, funding or focus or existing agency(ies) programs.

VOLUME I - INTRODUCTION, HISTORY, PURPOSE AND PROCESS - 2009

          Introduction
         Planning History, Process and Purpose
         Planning Setting: Kansas Hydrologic, Climatic and Demographic Characteristics  

VOLUME II - STATEWIDE MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES - 2009

          Water Resource Objectives
         Water Management Policy and Institutional Framework
         Water Conservation Policy and Institutional Framework
         Public Water Supply Policy and Institutional Framework
         Water Quality Policy and Institutional Framework
         Flood Damage Mitigation, Small Dam Safety Policy Institutional Framework
         Wetland and Riparian management Policy and Institutional Framework
         Enhanced Stream Corridor and Wetland Management to Address Reservoir Sedimentation
         Water-Based Recreation Policy and Institutional Framework
         Data and Research Policy and Institutional Framework
         Information and Education Policy and Institutional Framework
         Access to Water Releases from Kanopolis Reservoir, Policy Section
         Aquatic Nuisance Species Management

VOLUME III - KANSAS RIVER BASINS - 2009

         Cimarron Basin Section
         Kansas-Lower Republican Basin Section
         Lower Arkansas Basin Section
         Marais des Cygnes Basin Section
         Missouri Basin Section
         Neosho Basin Section
         Smoky Hill-Saline Basin
         Solomon Basin Section
         Upper Arkansas Basin Section
         Upper Republican Basin Section
         Verdigris Basin Section
         Walnut Basin Section

KANSAS WATER PLAN ATLAS - 2009

CIMARRON BASIN - General Base Map; Hydrologic Unit Codes; Land Cover; Major Aquifers; Surface Water Population; Precipitation; Water Use; Irrigation Points of Diversion; Municipal Points of Diversion; Public Water Suppliers; Water Management; Crop Inventory; Livestock Inventory

KANSAS-LOWER REPUBLICAN BASIN - General Base Map; Hydrologic Unit Codes; Land Cover; Major Aquifers; Surface Water; Population; Precipitation; Water Use; Irrigation Points of Diversion; Municipal Points of Diversion; Public Water Suppliers; Water Management; Crop Inventory; Livestock Inventory

LOWER ARKANSAS BASIN - General Base Map; Hydrologic Unit Codes; Land Cover; Major Aquifers; Surface Water; Population; Precipitation; Water Use; Irrigation Points of Diversion; Municipal Points of Diversion; Public Water Suppliers; Water Management; Crop Inventory; Livestock Inventory

MARAIS DES CYGNES BASIN - General Base Map; Hydrologic Unit Codes; Land Cover; Major Aquifers; Surface Water; Population; Precipitation; Water Use; Irrigation Points of Diversion; Municipal Points of Diversion; Public Water Suppliers; Water Management; Crop Inventory; Livestock Inventory

MISSOURI BASIN - General Base Map; Hydrologic Unit Codes; Land Cover; Major Aquifers; Surface Water Population; Precipitation; Water Use; Irrigation Points of Diversion; Municipal Points of Diversion; Public Water Suppliers; Water Management; Crop Inventory; Livestock Inventory

NEOSHO BASIN - General Base Map; Hydrologic Unit Codes; Land Cover; Major Aquifers; Surface Water Population; Precipitation; Water Use; Irrigation Points of Diversion; Municipal Points of Diversion; Public Water Suppliers; Water Management; Crop Inventory; Livestock Inventory

SMOKY HILL-SALINE BASIN - General Base Map; Hydrologic Unit Codes; Land Cover; Major Aquifers; Surface Water; Population; Precipitation; Water Use; Irrigation Points of Diversion; Municipal Points of Diversion; Public Water Suppliers; Water Management; Crop Inventory; Livestock Inventory

SOLOMON BASIN - General Base Map; Hydrologic Unit Codes; Land Cover; Major Aquifers; Surface Water Population; Precipitation; Water Use; Irrigation Points of Diversion; Municipal Points of Diversion; Public Water Suppliers; Water Management; Crop Inventory; Livestock Inventory

UPPER ARKANSAS BASIN - General Base Map; Hydrologic Unit Codes; Land Cover; Major Aquifers; Surface Water Population; Precipitation; Water Use; Irrigation Points of Diversion; Municipal Points of Diversion; Public Water Suppliers; Water Management; Crop Inventory; Livestock Inventory

UPPER REPUBLICAN BASIN - General Base Map; Hydrologic Unit Codes; Land Cover; Major Aquifers; Surface Water; Population; Precipitation; Water Use; Irrigation Points of Diversion; Municipal Points of Diversion; Public Water Suppliers; Water Management; Crop Inventory; Livestock Inventory

VERDIGRIS BASIN - General Base Map; Hydrologic Unit Codes; Land Cover; Major Aquifers; Surface Water Population; Precipitation; Water Use; Irrigation Points of Diversion; Municipal Points of Diversion; Public Water Suppliers; Water Management; Crop Inventory; Livestock Inventory

WALNUT BASIN - General Base Map; Hydrologic Unit Codes; Land Cover; Major Aquifers; Surface Water; Population; Precipitation; Water Use; Irrigation Points of Diversion; Municipal Points of Diversion; Public Water Suppliers; Water Management; Crop Inventory; Livestock Inventory

STATEWIDE MAPS - Hydrologic Unit Codes; Land Cover; Major Aquifers; Geology; Population; Precipitation; Water Use; Irrigation Points of Diversion; Municipal Points of Diversion; Public Water Suppliers; Water Management; Crop Inventory; Livestock Inventory