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See the latest penalty schedule for overpumping: Consequences of Over Pumping
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Click on this link: Meter Calculator
Wells in GMD #1 must have
of hour meters by
January 1, 2014 or first use of water in 2014
During their regular March 19, 2013
Board Meeting, GMD #1 Board of Directors voted to amend K.A.R.
5-21-6 Water-measuring devices and require flowmeters on all points of diversion (wells) in the District.
Hour meters will no longer be allowed in lieu of flowmeters.
The flowmeters will need to be in place by January 1, 2014 or
before the first use of water in 2014.
The Following Water Flowmeter List Is
For All Types of Uses Not Just For Irrigation Wells
KS Division of Water Resources Approved list of water flowmeters as per K.A.R. 5-1-4 to K.A.R. 5-1-12
View the Live Connection to KGS Index Wells
Index Well Link:
Click Here (Large File)
Crop Insurance Info
Read this Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions on Crop Insurance & Drought-Damaged Crops
Multi-Year Flex Account Permits (MYFA)
Due October 1 of Year You Want MYFA to Begin
MYFA FORM It is HIGHLY recommended that you have either this office or the DWR help you fill out this application. Please call for an appointment: (620) 872-5563
Check your Flow Meters
If your flow meters have to be repaired or replaced, you must fill out a "Repair / Replacement Form" within 30 days of the flow meter being repaired or replaced. (Download the Meter Repair Form.)
Send the form either to:
Western Kansas GMD1 OR Division of Water Resources
P.O. Box 604 109 SW 9th St., 2nd Floor
Scott City, KS 67871 Topeka, KS 66612-1283
Western Kansas Groundwater Management District No.1
P.O. Box 604
906 West 5th
Scott City, Kansas 67871
Line 1: (620) 872-5563
Line 2: (620) 872-7375
Fax: (620) 872-7315
Jan King, District Manager
Ashley Vondracek, Admin Assistant
Kyle Spencer, Chief Pilot
Walter Geiger, Meteorologist
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Greg Graff, President
Wichita County Representative
Danny Welsh, Vice-President
Wallace County Representative
Robert Hoeme Jr.,
Scott County Representative
Alan James, Member
Lane County Representative
Arla Peter, Member
Greeley County Representative