Board Training - Kansas Water Congress

Report
Kansas Groundwater Management Districts
Northwest Kansas GMD4
Western Kansas GMD1
Equus Beds GMD2
Big Bend GMD5
Southwest Kansas GMD3
EQUUS BEDS GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2
Total Reported Groundwater Use, 1992-2012
240000
220000
Reported Groundwater Use (acre-feet)
200000
180000
OTHER
160000
INDUSTRIAL
MUNICIPAL
140000
IRRIGATION
120000
100000
80000
60000
40000
20000
0
1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Year
Average Water-Level
Decline Jan 2011-Jan 2012 :
3.2 feet
Average Water-Level
Decline Jan 2012-Jan 2013 :
1.8 feet
Enhanced Well
Spacing &
Application
Review
Suspension
Area
Applications filed
on or after October
10, 2012
suspended for
processing until
October 12, 2014.
Change in PD
applications moving
more than 300 feet
or increasing
number of wells
also suspended
Drought Impacts
Cheney Reservoir
ARKANSAS RIVER – AUGUST 2012
LITTLE ARKANSAS RIVER – AUGUST 2012
LITTLE ARKANSAS RIVER – JULY 30, 2013
~7,500 CFS
LITTLE ARKANSAS RIVER – JULY 30, 2013
~7,500 CFS
Flow Rate equal to
4,200 center pivots
operating at 800
GPM!
District Activities
Special Projects
AGRICULTURE WATER ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM - AWEP
• AWEP Proposal approved in 2010
• Five year program – Partnership with NRCS
• $3.71 Million obligated in 2010 -2013
• ~2955 acres converted from flood to center pivot
• ~3664 acres converted to sub-surface drip irrigation
WATER METERING
WATER METERING
• Modifications to the District’s water metering regulations
approved by the Chief Engineer, DWR in 2011
• Modifications require all non-domestic wells not equipped
with a water meter as of December 31, 2010, to be
equipped with a water meter according to the following
schedule:
WATER METERING
WATER METERING
• All non-domestic wells in the Northeast quarter of every
section in the District by December 31, 2012
• All non-domestic wells in the Southeast quarter of every
section in the District by December 31, 2013
• All non-domestic wells in the Southwest quarter of every
section in the District by December 31, 2014
• All non-domestic wells in the Northwest quarter of every
section in the District by December 31, 2015
Area 2
GMD2 PROPOSED
EXPANSION
AREAS
Area 1
Area 4
Area 3

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