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 E Spruce street, Garden City) at 9 AM. Meetings are traditionally held the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
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.
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 2014 July 2014 January 2015
February 2014 August 2014 February 2015
March 2014 Annual September 2014 March 2015/ Annual
April 2014 October 2014 April 2015
May 2014 November 2014
June 2014 December 2014
Archived Board Meeting Minutes can be found under the Board of Directors tab on our website.
January 2012 January 2013 March 2014
March 2012 June 2013
April 2012 September 2013
May 2012 November 2013
2012 Western Water Conservation Projects Fund Grant Activity
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.
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
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.