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Water Related Links

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/Ogallala Aquifer Links

Kansas Geological Survey - High Plains/Ogallala Aquifer

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.

Drought Related Links

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.

KSU Research and Extension Drought Resources Page

USDA Farm Service Agency - Provides information on USDA Secretarial county disaster declarations and available USDA assistance.

Kansas Department of Agriculture Drought Information

National Drought Mitigation Center - National clearinghouse for drought information.

Kansas Organizations

Kansas.Gov - The official Web Site for the State of Kansas

Big Bend Groundwater Management District No. 5

Equus Beds Groundwater Management District No. 2

Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams (KAWS)

Kansas Association for Conservation and Environment Education (KACEE)

Kansas Association of Counties

Kansas Chamber of Commerce

Kansas Corn Growers

Kansas Environmental Leadership Program (KELP)

Kansas Farm Bureau

Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Kansas Livestock Association

Kansas Rural Water Association

Kansas WRAPS

League of Kansas Municipalities

Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 4

Regional Economic Area Partnership (REAP)

Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 3

State Association of Kansas Watersheds

Western Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 1

Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway

Federal Agencies

NOAA's National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office - Topeka, KS

NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service - River State Observations and Forecasts, Topeka, KS

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Farm Service Agency

Corps of Engineers - Kansas City District - Tulsa District

Kansas Rural Development - U.S. Department of Agriculture - Utility Programs

Inter-State Organizations

Interstate Council on Water Policy

Western States Water Council

American Water Works Association

 

KWA Meeting January 2011

KS Water Authority Meeting January 2011

Topeka Kansas

Topeka Kansas Skyline

Center Pivot Irrigation Trego County

Center Pivot Irrigation, Trego County, KS

Drought Tour 2011

Governor tours SW Kansas Drought Area

Kansas State Capital

Kansas State Capital