MEADE – Off a dirt road on an abandoned farmstead in Meade County, Rex Buchanan searched for a metal pipe hidden in tall weeds.
As many as 10,000 acres in Kansas soon will be eligible for a new conservation project intended to enhance and restore state playas, providing critical habitat for migratory birds and improving water quality for neighboring communities and municipalities.
With bone-dry 2006 nestled firmly in her memory, Salina Utilities Director Martha Tasker made a case Monday to city commissioners to bank water in Kanopolis Reservoir for the next time the Smoky Hill River nearly goes dry.
State officials are honoring a Finney County businessman and farmer and the city of Garden City for their work to extend the declining Ogallala Aquifer.
The fifth Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas is in the books but not without ending on some very inspiring and passionate calls to action. The consistent message throughout the two day event was The Long Term Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas recognizes our …
MANHATTAN — With a Nov. 24, 1988, photo of Kansas State Football Coach Bill Snyder on several large screens, Susan Metzger drew a parallel with the state’s water challenges.
GARDEN CITY – A Kansas State University agricultural engineer who has put mobile drip irrigation on a fast track for conserving water in western Kansas has received a national award for the innovation.
Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska established an agreement this week in the longstanding conflict over water from the Republican River basin, as the Republican River Compact Administration signed two resolutions.
The efforts on two Kansas farms to extend the life of the state’s diminishing underground water supply will be showcased at upcoming field tours this month.
GARDEN CITY – No one can slow down the decline alone.
HOXIE – Roch Meier is a 60-year-old farmer who doesn’t beat around the bush.
Academia is preparing to weigh in on the decades-long challenge of declining water in the Ogallala Aquifer, the basis of the economies in parts of eight farm states.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Senate began connecting dots of a strategy Monday tied to claiming water in the Missouri River or rivers crossing the state and redirecting that resource to western Kansas agricultural, commercial or residential customers.
COURTLAND — After prevailing in a water dispute with Nebraska over Republican River flow, the Kansas Bostwick Irrigation District will get $2.5 million to make its system more efficient.
As Kansas lawmakers consider a bill that would make it easier to apply to transfer water from one part of the state to another, members of southwest Kansas’ groundwater management district are contemplating how to fund it.
It has become known as the miracle May.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Millions of gallons of water are being pumped into the Republican River again this year to ensure that Nebraska farms in the area can continue operating while Kansas gets the water to which it is entitled.
The Kansas Supreme Court has denied hearing an appeal from a Garden City corporation whose water rights were restricted by an earlier court ruling.
Legislators expressed support Wednesday for a Kansas Department of Agriculture proposal to stiffen penalties for failing to file a water report — as long as the penalties fall heavier on serial offenders than those who make an honest mistake.
Kansas legislators are considering a bill that would make it easier to apply to transfer water from one part of the state to another.
After Zach Short was severely shocked and burned in a farm accident on Oct. 25, 2014, a family member started a drive to help defray medical costs. In 14 months, 681 people contributed $63,620.
PRATT - An instructor and students from the Pratt Community College agriculture program attended and participated in a presentation on the ‘Future of Water in Kansas’ in conjunction with the Governor’s Conference. Agriculture Instructor Bill Hunter was invited to join the presentation and en…
MANHATTAN – Stakeholders gathered to hear about Kansas’ efforts to preserve water – but Gov. Sam Brownback admitted he was a little distracted with world issues.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Agriculture expressed interest at an October meeting in elevating financial penalties for people ignoring the state’s mandate to annually report the volume of water pumped from wells or chronically exceeding limits on consumption of the water supply.
The Kansas Water Office’s Equus-Walnut Regional Advisory Committee will meet Oct. 27 to discuss current water issues affecting the basin.
VICTORIA — When the Victoria school district wanted to expand its water use to fully irrigate the high school’s football field, Kevin McCarter didn’t bat an eye when asked for his permission as an adjoining landowner.
MANHATTAN - The Governor's Water Conference next month aims to focus on implementation of the Kansas water vision plan.
Raising soybeans, corn and wheat in southeast Kansas is a different game than in other areas of the state, Rich Felts admits.
Gov. Sam Brownback saw what rain can do in southwest Kansas in late August – touring bountiful fields of milo and cotton.
As underground supplies of water dwindle throughout much of western Kansas and state leaders clamor for ways to extend the life of a vital resource, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is certain his office will be called upon at some point.
GREENSBURG – Mike O’Brate is like any Kansas farmer – he hopes to someday pass the farm to another generation.
WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest approximately $21 million in additional Farm Bill dollars to help farmers and ranchers apply science-based solutions to mitigate the short and long term effects of drought.