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SW Kansas Irrigators Annual Meeting and GMD3 Informational Meeting

February 23, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Notice of the 64th Annual Meeting

of the

Southwest Kansas Irrigation Association

Along with

Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District #3

Date: February 23, 2022

Time: 9:30 – 1:00

 Lunch will be provided – please rsvp to Alicia at swkia@pld.com or call 620.356.3021

Location – Building of the Grant Co. Fair Grounds Lawson Room

Ulysses, Ks.


Mark Rude, Executive Director for GMD#3 will be the keynote speaker. The topic of discussion will be House Water Committee Bill #2686 – reorganizing Kansas water out from under Agriculture and rural representation.

The 283 page bill:

  • Creating the Kansas department of water and environment within the executive branch and transferring the duties of water rights, water conservation, environment, and water planning to such department,
  • establishing the water and environment maintenance fund and the water and environment maintenance board,
  • modifying election procedures to the general public and general elections for groundwater management districts, with unfilled seats appointed by the state water planning division.
  • establishing a one dollar per acre-foot of authorized quantity annual fee on owners of water rights and permits to appropriate water,
  • authorizing the chief engineer to issue certain orders without review by the secretary of water and environment,
  • increasing water protection fees,
  • establishing a civil penalty for obstructions in streams violations and establishing the water structures emergency fund

These are but a few of what is in House Bill #2686. If you would like a copy of the full bill you can email swkia@pld.com and I will email it to you.


February 23, 2022
9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Southwest Kansas Irrigators Association


Grant Co. Civic Center
1000 W. Patterson
Ulysses, KS 67846 United States
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