August 16, 2011
Kansas Department of Agriculture
(785) 296-2653 phone
Republican River Compact Administration Meeting
TOPEKA – The Republican River Compact Administration will hold its 51st annual meeting at 9 a.m. on Aug. 31, 2011 at the Burlington Community and Education Center located at 340 South 14th Street in Burlington, Colorado.
The engineering committee will meet at the same location at 1:00 p.m. on Aug. 30 – the day before the annual meeting – for the committee’s annual work session.
These public meetings focus on compact compliance and water related issues and activities within the Republican River basin in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.
Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas entered into the Republican River Compact in 1943. The Republican River Compact Administration is comprised of three commissioners: Kansas’ Chief Engineer, David Barfield; Colorado’s State Engineer, Dick Wolfe; and Nebraska’s Director of the Division of Natural Resources, Brian Dunnigan.
The compact’s purposes are to provide for the equitable division of the basin’s waters; remove causes of controversy; promote interstate cooperation; promote joint action by the states and the United States in the efficient use of water and the control of destructive floods; and provide for the most efficient use of waters in the Republican River basin.
Additional information about the Republican River Compact, including information about the Aug. 31 meeting, can be found under “Interstate Water Issues” on the Kansas Division of Water Resources website at www.ksda.gov/interstate_water_issues/content/142 or by contacting Chris Beightel at (785) 296-3830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.