Source: Kansas Department of Agriculture



A model that shows groundwater conditions in the Middle Arkansas River subbasin and how it responds to different water management options will be presented to interested stakeholders from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 10, at Larned City Hall, 417 Broadway Street, in Larned, Kan.

The presentation is one of two parts of an informational session the Kansas Department of Agriculture's division of water resources is co-hosting with Groundwater Management District No. 5.

The presentation will cover what the Middle Arkansas Groundwater Model shows about the area's hydrology and how it responds to various management options. Stakeholders will be invited to comment on model results and to offer their suggestions for management alternatives. Feedback will go to the division of water resources and to the Big Bend Groundwater Management District No. 5 board.

Immediately prior to the groundwater model presentation, Big Bend Groundwater Management District No. 5 will present information about the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, a voluntary land retirement program that helps farmers protect environmentally sensitive land, decrease erosion, restore wildlife habitat, and safeguard groundwater and surface water. The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program presentation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. also at Larned City Hall.

The meeting is open to the public. Anyone who would like to attend who requires special accommodation should make their needs known to Chasity Lloyd at (785) 296-3705 at least three days prior to the event.