In order to manage the water storage capacity in our region, evaluate different processes of managing our reservoirs by 2020. Then using best management practices, including consideration of cost/benefit of the practices: increase water storage capacity by 10 % every 10 years with priority given to existing structures, and ensure water supply available from storage exceeds projected demand by at least 10% through the year 2050.
The Verdigris RAC has members representing the following categories of water users: WRAPS, agriculture, industry and commerce, conservation and environment, public water supply, and the general public. Click here to review the full Verdigris Regional Advisory Committee Membership.
The Verdigris RAC has completed action plans for three goals addressing water supply issues in the region. Click here to read the full Verdigris Action Plan.
The Verdigris Region has four federal reservoirs, including the most recently built reservoir that is part of the Water Marketing Program, Big Hill Lake. There are many recreational opportunities in the region, and the region is also known to provide habitat for several species of threatened and endangered mussels. The presence of mussels
generally indicates good water quality since they are not able to move easily from one habitat to another.
Regional Planning Area located in Southeast Kansas that includes the Verdigris river and four federal reservoirs