Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has called on the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Water Office to create a 50-year vision for the state’s water management.
"The governor understands that water and the economy of Kansas are directly linked," said Lane Letourneau, Water Appropriations Program manager for the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA). "He told us to focus on the reservoirs in the eastern part of the state and the Ogallala Aquifer in the western part of the state."
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Letourneau was a speaker at the recent Women Managing the Farm Conference, hosted in Manhattan and co-sponsored by K-State Research and Extension. He provided an update on the status of the 50-year water vision, water rights and the tools available to help with water conservation.