We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, members, and associates very seriously. Like you, we are closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronvairus (COVID-19) pandemic. GMD3 is practicing social distancing, we are still open, however, we are discouraging office visits. Please send emails to Jason Norquest norquest@gmd3.org or Mark rude mrude@gmd3.org. Our phone number is 620-275-7147 if you would like to speak to us.

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 regular board meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8th at 9AM in the GMD3 board room, 2009 E Spruce St Garden City.

Board Meetings are typically held the 2nd Wednesday of every month.



The next Western Water Conservation Projects Funds Committee meeting will be announced at a later date. 


Click here to view minutes from previous meetings.

Kansas Grows Where Water Flows:

Click here to learn about the Kansas Aqueduct Coalition.

To contribute, click here.

2020 Report to the Membership

GMD3 Annual Meeting Presentation

Managing Water Risk Presentation from 2020 Annual Meeting

Member wells and pumping drawdown effects – From 2020 proposed revised Management Program

Do you qualify for the KDHE Mineralization Study?

Domestic well owners within the study area may have their water tested for free.

Water Sampling Letter

Water Sampling Area Map