Water Related Links

High Plains/Ogallala Aquifer Links

Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) - High Plains/Ogallala Aquifer

High Plains /Ogallala Aquifer Information (HiPLAIN) Developed by KGS and K-State, HiPLAIN is dedicated to providing links to organizations, information, data, and resources related to the High Plains aquifer

Kansas Lakes and Reservoirs Data Portal  Developed by the Kansas Biological Survey (KBS), the Portal serves as a central point with current and historical data about Kansas lakes and reservoirs

Climate 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

United States Geological Survey (USGS) Kansas District - Kansas Drought Watch - Streamflow information

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Drought Information Center - Most recent U.S. Drought Monitor, Palmer Index, Drought Outlook and more

Kansas Biological Survey (KBS) Kansas Green Report Maps - Kansas vegetation condition map

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) Kansas Crop Weather - Weekly update of crop and pasture conditions, availability of feed supplies, soil moisture and more

United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 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

USACE 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 - 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

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

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 (GMD 5)

Equus Beds Groundwater Management District No. 2 (GMD 2)

Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA)

Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams (KAWS)

Kansas Association for Conservation and Environment Education (KACEE)

Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD)

Kansas Association of Counties

Kansas Chamber of Commerce

Kansas Corn

Kansas Environmental Leadership Program (KELP)

Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB)

Kansas Forest Service (KFS)

Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC)

Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA)

Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)

Kansas Rural Water Association (KRWA)

Kansas Soybean Association/Commission 

Kansas Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS)

League of Kansas Municipalities

Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 4 (GMD 4)

Regional Economic Area Partnership (REAP)

Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 3 (GMD 3)

State Association of Kansas Watersheds (SAKW)

The Nature Conservancy

Western Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 1 (GMD 1)

Federal Agencies

Inter-State Organizations

Kansas Water Authority - State Agencies

Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA)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 (KDA-DWR) - Administers 28 state laws, including the Kansas Water Appropriation Act, and statutes concerning construction of dams, levees and other changes to streams within Kansas.

Division of Conservation, Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA-DOC) - Administers the Conservation Districts law and other laws designed to assist local entities and individuals in conserving our natural resources.

Kansas Biological Survey (KBS) - 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 (KCC) - 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 (KGS) - To conduct 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 (KDHE) - To protect the health and environment of all Kansans by promoting responsible choices.

Kansas State University, Research and Extension - (KSRE) "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 & Tourism (KDWPT) - Conserve and enhance Kansas’ natural heritage, its wildlife and its habitats; provide the public with opportunities for the use of the natural resources.

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