Conservation,
Protection,

improvement

Of water resources in West-Central Kansas

Lema Appeal

Are you wanting to file a Four County LEMA Appeal? Please download the Four County LEMA Appeal Checklist to get started.

Western Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 1 Annual Meeting 2023

February 28th 1 PM at the William Carpenter Building in Scott City Kansas
608 Fairground Rd. Scott City Kansas

Doors will open at 12 pm – Irrigation Technology Vendors and light lunch will be provided

GMD1’s voting criteria have been updated!

  1. Same-day registration is required.  GMD1 staff will have a list of eligible voters on-site for registration.
  2. One person – one vote
  3. At this time mail-in ballots are not allowed
  4. If you plan to vote for a Trust, Landlord, etc. please provide supporting documentation to the GMD1 District Office by February 23rd.

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.

Compliance
& Overpumping
Programs

Waste Control
& Water Use
Reporting

Water
Metering
Programs

Weather
Modification
Programs

Monthly Highlight

NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING: The Second Four County LEMA Public Hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. central time on February 2nd, 2023 at the Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center, 212 E. 5th Street, Scott City, Kansas.

The chief engineer has also scheduled a prehearing conference to take place prior to the hearing. The prehearing conference will be held virtually via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. central time on January 18, 2023.

For more information click HERE

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