Groundwater Management District 3
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.
Click here to read GMD3's policy outline.
News and Information
2014 Kansas Water Congress Summer Conference, Manhattan Kansas. For more information and a tentative Agenda click here.
Our next board meeting will be held in the GMD3 Board Room (2009 E. Spruce St, Garden City) at 9AM.
Meetings are traditionally held the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
GMDA Winter Conference in Scottsdale Arizona at the Saguaro, January 6-8th 2015. More details to be announced on our website or call our office at 620-275-7147. Call for reservations 877-808-2440 and tell them it is for the GMDA Conference.
Presentation of GMD3 Activities
Click here to view the presentation delivered by Executive Director, Mark Rude during the 2014 GMD3 Annual Meeting.
Click here to see MAPS distributed during SWKS Irrigators Association and Kansas Corn Growers Meeting.
GMD 3 - Board of Directors Minutes
January 2013 July 2013 January 2014
February 2013 August 2013 February 2014
March 2013 September 2013 March 2014
April 2013 October 2013 April 2014
May 2013 November 2013 May 2014
June 2013 December 2013
Additional information on 2012 meetings can be found here...
January 2012 January 2013
March 2012 June 2013
April 2012 September 2013
May 2012 November 2013
2012 Western Water Conservation Projects Fund Grant Activity
Click here to learn about the Kansas Aqueduct Project. (KAP) Supporting a Kansas Water Authority Summer 2013 Discussion
Kansas Aqueduct Presentation:
Click here to learn about the preliminary details of the Kansas
1982 High Plains Study. Kansas Water Transfer Element. US Army Corps of Engineers.
Special Joint Legislative Committee Presentation November 19, 2013
Learn more about the Ark River Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. ...
View our map of the AWEP project area. ...
View Ark River, Bedrock, and GMD 3 District maps. ...
Learn more about the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provide by the NRCS. ...
Learn more about the hydrologic computer modeling sponsored by GMD3, DWR, BOR, KWO, and KGS. ...
Governor's Drought Resources
Learn more about drought resources and how the Governor addresses the current drought in Kansas ...
Kansas DistrictsGMD 1 -Western Kansas
GMD 2 -Equus Beds
GMD 4 -Northwest Kansas
GMD 5 - Big Bend
Member of the National Groundwater Management District Association. Visit the GMDA website for more information.