Of water resources in West-Central Kansas

Our Mission

Across five counties and 1,118,200 acres, there are 2,805 permitted groundwater wells within the district pumping Ogallala aquifer water. The average annual usage has been approximately 300,000 acre-feet per year. Based on the amount of water in storage as well as the annual recharge, without any intervention, there is approximately 20 years of pumping left.

What We Do

Here at GMD1 we strive to provide community driven programs and policies that protect the local economy and enhance groundwater conservation.

& Overpumping

Waste Control
& Water Use



Monthly Highlight

NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING: The First Four County LEMA Public Hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. central time on October 17, 2022 at the William Carpenter Building at the Scott County Fairgrounds, 608 N. Fairground Road, Scott City, Kansas. A secondary location with virtual access to the hearing will also be available at Risen King Community Church, 504 Chesley Avenue, Weskan, Kansas. Click below for more information.

GMD1 is happy to announce the commencement of The Municipal and Domestic Water Outreach Initiative. Check back soon for more details!

The District has received a letter from Chief Engineer Earl Lewis indicating that the FCL Proposal meets K.S.A 82a-1041 (a) requirements and is therefore acceptable for consideration.

Coming Soon: GMD1 Management Plan Update 2022/2023


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