Groundwater management districts (GMDs) were granted the authority in 2012, through K.S.A. 82a1041, to recommend the approval of Local Enhanced Management Areas (LEMAs) to the chief engineer of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources. A LEMA is a tool that allows GMDs to set goals and control measures to aid in water conservation, at the approval of the chief engineer.

LEMA Fact Sheet

Lema Appeal

Effective January 2023 the Four County LEMA is currently active. If you received a letter in the mail and are requesting more information, please select from the links below.

Click here to download the LEMA Proposal (A full allocation list can be found beginning on page 17).

Click here to review the Step-By-Step Appeals Guide

Click here to review the Appeals Memo (This memo will help to identify how you may qualify for an appeal to the Four County LEMA)