Local Enhanced Management Areas (LEMAs)

K.S.A. 82a-1041

Groundwater management districts (GMDs) are granted the authority to initiate a public hearing process to consider a specific conservation plan to meet local goals.

LEMA Fact Sheet

On October 15, 2019, the Gove County District Court upheld the Chief Engineer's GMD No. 4 LEMA decision in Friesen vs. Barfield.

On June 13, 2018, a petition for judicial review and a notice disputing the validity of the GMD No. 4 LEMA were filed in Gove County District Court to challenge the LEMA orders and the validity of K.S.A. 82a-1041 (the LEMA statutory provisions).