Water Appropriation Program
Lane P. Letourneau, L.G.
The Water Appropriation program administers the Kansas Water Appropriation Act and rules and regulations pertaining to the management of water resources. This program issues permits to appropriate water, regulates water use and maintains records of all water rights in the state.
DWR's Presentation at the KRWA conference on 3/28/2012: Roll-Up Your Sleeves Water Use Reporting
Field Offices - Field offices serve water users statewide and are staffed with employees familiar with local water issues.
New Applications - Apply for a new permit, file a notice of completion of diversion works, or file for an extension of time to complete.
Change Applications - Apply to change the place of use, point of diversion or use made of water on an existing water right.
Certification - Information about perfecting a water right or requesting an extension of time to perfect a right.
Compliance and Enforcement - Information regarding the progressive penalties that may be levied against water users who violate the legally established limits of their water rights.
Ownership, Correspondent and Address Updates - Update ownership records or designate a water use correspondent.
Water Use - Filing annual water use reports and annual water use data.
Dismissals - Voluntarily dismiss a water right or pending new application.
DWR Open Records - Request public records.
Flex Accounts - Apply for a multiyear flex account.
Statutes & Regulations - In addition to the Water Appropriation Act, the Division administers several laws pertaining to conservation and utilization of water resources in Kansas related to appropriation and water structures.
Forms - A collection of some of our most frequently used forms.
WIMAS - Get up-to-date information about water rights and water use through the Water Information Management and Analysis System.
109 SW 9th Street, 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-3717
Fax: (785) 296-1176