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
Our next board meeting will be held in the GMD3 Board Room (2009 East Spruce Street, Garden City) at 9 AM. Meetings are traditionally held the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
Presentation of GMD3 Activities:
Click the links below to see the presentations delivered at our 2016 Annual Meeting.
Mark Rude- Executive Director, GMD3 Brownie Wilson, KGS Kansas Water Office/Kansas Dept of Ag
Chip Redmond- Weather Data Library/Mesonet Manager
Learn more about the Central Arizona Project (CAP) as it was presented at the 40th Annual GMDA Winter Conference.
Chuck Cullom- Colorado River Manager CAP
David Modeer- General Manager CAP
Thomas McCann- CAP
Thimas McCann- CAP
Balancing Surface and Groundwater Supplies - Michael Lacey, Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources
January 2015 July 2015 January 2016
February 2015 August 2015 February 2016
March 2015/ Annual September 2015 March 2016
April 2015 October 2015 April 2016
May 2015 November 2015
June 2015 December 2015
Archived Board Meeting Minutes can be found under the Board of Directors tab on our website.
January 2012 January 2013 March 2014 April 2015 April 2016
March 2012 June 2013 October 2014 June 2015
April 2012 September 2013 September 2015
May 2012 November 2013
Learn more about the Kansas Aqueduct Project by visiting the Kansas Aqueduct Coalition website.
If you would like to contribute to the Aqueduct Coalition fund please visit www.thekrcf.org
Additional news and information on the Kansas Aqueduct Project can be found under Hot Topics right here on our homepage.
Watch the video from NBC News- Reading the Ogallala: Saving Ancient Water
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
Kansas Water Office's Aqueduct Project Page
Groundwater Model: Future Scenarios
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. Click here for future scenarios.
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.