Making the Most of What We Have

We’re committed to protecting the natural water quantity and quality of the Ogallala Aquifer for today and for future generations. Learn more about What We Do

Report to the Kansas Legislature

GMD3 Western Water Conservation Projects Fund Activity and Related Concerns in 2020

Identifying Solutions to Challenges

With support from an NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant, Scott installed mobile drop irrigation lines (MDI) on the first three towers of eleven pivots. On those acres where the old drop nozzle packages were replaced with MDI, water use has been reduced by 38%.

Did You Know?

Private well owners are responsible for regularly testing the water they use for household purposes (for drinking, cooking, bathing, laundry, etc.) to ensure that it is safe.

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?

Whether it’s our monthly meetings or our variety of educational events throughout the year, we’d love to have you at any of the regular events Southwest Kansas GMD3 hosts.

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

Western Water Conservation Projects Funds Meetings will be posted in Upcoming Events. 

Upcoming Events


The Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management Dist. No. 3 (GMD3) is seeking an Intern.

The intern will be involved with a watershed group whose purpose is to develop projects that improve water quality in the Arkansas River, provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and other community features, and improve the timing of water deliveries for agricultural use and/or aquifer recharge, etc. 

The intern will be expected to take notes in meetings, help with coordination, help with data entry, and perform basic office duties. There may be some opportunities for fieldwork, including collecting water samples and performing meter inspections.  The intern should be able to read and understand scientific data, including hydrographs, informational maps, and other figures. 

The person in this position will have the opportunity to work on the formation of a water entity from the ground up, including the development of a mission and bylaws, alongside some people who are very active within the Kansas Water community.  The position pays $15/hour. 


Any interested applicants can contact Trevor Ahring at (620) 277-9123 or

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