The Kansas Water Plan is used by the State of Kansas to coordinate the management, conservation and development of the water resources of the state. It contains recommendations on how the state can best achieve the proper use and control of water resources. The Kansas Water Office is responsible for developing the 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.
The Kansas Water Plan is in three volumes plus the Atlas:
Volume I - Executive Summary; Organization of the Water Plan; Kansas Water Planning; Process and Purpose; Kansas Physiographic, Climate and Demographic Setting; History of Water Planning in Kansas.
Volume II - Statewide Management Categories and Policies: Water Resource Objectives; Water Management; Water Conservation; Public Water Supply; Water Quality; Flood Management; Wetland and Riparian Management; Water-Based Recreation; Data and Research; Public Information and Education; Enhanced Stream Corridor and Wetland Management to Address Reservoir Sedimentation.
Volume III - The twelve Kansas River Basin Plans - Cimarron; Kansas-Lower Republican; Lower Arkansas; Marais des Cygnes; Missouri; Neosho; Smoky Hill-Saline; Solomon; Upper Arkansas; Upper Republican; Verdigris and Walnut.
Kansas Water Plan Atlas - State and basin-specific maps illustrating various resource conditions including aquifers, surface water, water use, major crops and livestock, and more.