Kansas Water Plan

The Kansas Water Office, in coordination with local, state, federal and interstate partners, is developing the 5-year update of the Kansas Water Plan. The Kansas Water Plan is one of the primary tools used by the State of Kansas to address current water resources issues and to plan for future needs. Statutory authority and basic guidance for formulating the Kansas Water Plan is contained in the State Water Resources Planning Act. 

The Kansas Water Plan Update will incorporate the Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas (the Vision). The hard work put into the Vision and the goals created through the Vision process will not be forgotten. The Kansas Water Plan will now serve as the implementation plan for the Vision, providing measurements of success towards achieving the goals addressed in Vision, as well as the other water related issues facing Kansans.


Kansas Water Plan Update

The following linked documents have been reviewed by the KWA and are listed in draft form below. 

When additional documents are presented according to the schedule to the right, those drafts will be added and linked below.

Executive Summary - Draft

Introduction & Background - Draft

Guiding Principles, Goals, & Priorities

The State Water Plan Guiding Principles 


Regional Planning Areas


Acronyms and Abbreviations - Draft

Figures and Tables - Draft

Appendices - Draft


Kansas Water Plan Public Comments

To submit comments for consideration during the Kansas Water Plan update, please email kwo-info@kwo.ks.gov

Kansas Water Plan Catalog

To review previous editions of the Kansas Water Plan, please visit the Archived Water Plans webpage. 

For questions regarding the Kansas Water Plan, please email kwo-info@kwo.ks.gov

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