Water Agencies on the Kansas Water Authority
Kansas Department of Agriculture - A regulatory agency that serves all Kansans. It is charged by law to ensure: a safe food supply; responsible and judicious use of pesticides and nutrients; the protection of Kansas' natural and cultivated plants; integrity of weighing and measuring devices in commerce; and, that the state's waters are put to beneficial use.
Division of Water Resources, Kansas Department of Agriculture - Administers 28 state laws, including the Kansas Water Appropriation Act, and statutes concerning construction of dams, levees and other changes to streams within Kansas.
Kansas Biological Survey - A research and service unit of the University of Kansas and an agency of the State of Kansas. Its programs and activities meet mission-oriented goals germane to state, regional, national, and global environmental and biological issues.
Kansas Corporation Commission - To protect the public interest through impartial, and efficient resolution of all jurisdictional issues. The agency shall regulate rates, service and safety of public utilities, common carriers, motor carriers, and regulate oil and gas production by protecting correlative rights and the environmental resources.
Kansas Department of Commerce - To empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve prosperity in Kansas.
Kansas Geological Survey - To conduce geological studies and research and to collect, correlate, preserve, and disseminate information leading to a better understanding of the geology of Kansas, with special emphasis on natural resources of economic value, water quality and quantity, and geologic hazards.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment - To protect the health and environment of all Kansans by promoting responsible choices.
Kansas State University, Research and Extension - "Dedicated to a safe, sustainable, competitive food and fiber system and to strong, healthy communities, families and your through integrated research, analysis and education"
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - Conserve and enhance Kansas natural heritage, its wildlife and its habitats; provide the public with opportunities for the use of the natural resources.
Kansas Water Office - To ensure adequate quantities of good quality water to meet future needs. To coordinate the water resource operations of agencies at all levels of government.
Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Conservation - Administers the Conservation Districts law and other laws designed to assist local entities and individuals in conserving our natural resources.
High Plains Aquifer Information Network - Developed by KGS and K-State, HiPLAIN is dedicated to providing links to organizations, information, data, and resources related to the High Plains aquifer.
Current Conditions and Forecasts
KSU Weather Data Library - Agriculture and fire weather information, current Kansas weather conditions and links to National Weather Service offices serving Kansas.
U.S. Geological Survey Kansas District - Kansas Drought Watch - Streamflow information.
NOAA Drought Information Center - Most recent U.S. Drought Monitor, Palmer Index, Drought Outlook and more.
Kansas Biological Survey Kansas Green Report Maps - Kansas vegetation condition map.
USDA/KDA Kansas Crop Weather - Weekly update of crop and pasture conditions, availability of feed supplies, soil moisture and more.
Corps Missouri River Basin Daily Reservoir Summary - Daily conditions for Kansas reservoirs located in the Upper Republican, Solomon, Smoky Hill-Saline, Kansas-Lower Republican and Marais des Cygnes basins.
Corps Daily Report of Reservoir Conditions - Covers Kansas reservoirs located in the Lower Arkansas, Walnut, Verdigris and Neosho basins.
Assistance, Planning and Mitigation
Drought Impact Reporter - The Drought Impact Reporter is part of the National Drought Mitigation Center. It allows producers to report concerns and impacts such as crop loss, livestock loss or need to sell, fish kills, dry wells and community water supply challenges.
USDA Farm Service Agency - Provides information on USDA Secretarial county disaster declarations and available USDA assistance.
National Drought Mitigation Center - National clearinghouse for drought information.
Kansas.Gov - The official Web Site for the State of Kansas
KS Water Authority Meeting January 2011
Topeka Kansas Skyline
Center Pivot Irrigation, Trego County, KS
Governor tours SW Kansas Drought Area
Kansas State Capital