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
Ark River Valley Water Quality Meetings
Click here to see the Upper Arkansas River Basin Public Water Supply Alternatives DRAFT Viability Analysis
The meeting dates in Kansas for the development of an Upper Ark Basin Plan of Study are as follows. Click here to read more about the Basin Study Program. The web link to the Basin Study Program is http://www.usbr.gov/WaterSMART/bsp/index.html
The next Ark River Litigation Committee Meeting will be held in the GMD3 Board Room (2009 East Spruce Street, Garden City) at 9 AM
SW KS GMD3 39th Annual Meeting, Ulysses Kansas click here for additional information. ** Voter Eligibility Application** Must be returned to Disctrict Office by 5PM March 7, 2014.
Presentation of GMD3 Activities
Click here to view the presentation delivered by Executive Director, Mark Rude during the 2013 GMD3 Annual Meeting.
Click here to see MAPS distributed during SWKS Irrigators Association and Kansas Corn Growers Meeting.
GMD 3 - Board of Directors Minutes
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March 2012 September 2012 March 2013 September 2013
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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.