The Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District (GMD3) is located in the heart of the irrigation/agri-business, industrial complex overlying the Ogallala Aquifer.

The district was organized to conserve groundwater resources, prevent economic deterioration, and provide for the stabilization of agriculture by establishing the right of local users to determine their own destiny with respect to the use of groundwater.

Ready to roll up your sleeves?

Our next board meeting will be held on January 13, 2017 in the GMD3 Board Room (2009 East Spruce Street, Garden City) at 9 AM.

Meetings are normally held the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Click here to view minutes from previous meetings.

Did you know?

The Annual Water Use Reports can now be filled out online to comply with the water use reporting requirements of the Kansas Water Appropriation Act. You may fill out the water use report online by going to

If you have any questions about filling out the form online, please contact our office or the DWR office at 620.276.2901. The deadline to file your Water Use Report is March 1, 2017.

Kansas Grows Where Water Flows:

Click here to learn about the Kansas Aqueduct Project.

To contribute, click here.

Watch the NBC Highlight:
Reading the Ogallala: Saving Ancient Water

The Ogallala Aquifer crosses 8 state lines, but after years of irrigation, it’s been drained to record low levels.

Video courtesy NBC News