GMD1 Four-County LEMA

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An initial LEMA hearing was held pursuant to K.S.A. 82a-1041 on October 17, 2022 to determine whether the proposed GMD1 Four-County LEMA Management Plan satisfies the initial requirements for approval. Further information can be found in the Notice of Hearing. Any interested parties were welcome to submit oral or written statements into the record of the initial hearing. Written comments that have been provided are available in the Initial Public Hearing Comments and Testimony table below. 

A prehearing conference was held virtually on September 27, 2022, prior to the initial LEMA hearing. Members of the public who wished to attend the prehearing conference were required to pre-register. 

On August 4, 2022, the Chief Engineer found the GMD1 Four-County LEMA Management Plan acceptable for consideration.

On July 1, 2022, GMD1 submitted the Management Plan for its proposed Four-County LEMA to the Chief Engineer for consideration. If approved, this LEMA would cover the remaining portions of GMD1 not already covered by the Wichita County LEMA


Initial Public Hearing Comments and Testimony
 

Document File
Size
Document
Date
Provided By 
Comment Supplemental: Map of 2012-2021 Average Water Use in Scott and Lane Counties  283 KB
10/27/2022
John Huslig
Comment Supplemental: Map of 2012-2021 Water Level Change in Scott and Lane Counties  265 KB
10/27/2022
John Huslig
John Huslig Written Comments Re: LEMA Boundaries and Control Measures  429 KB
10/27/2022
John Huslig
GMD1 Supplemental Written Testimony for Initial LEMA Hearing  118 KB
10/27/2022
GMD1
John Huslig Written Comments (October 26, 2022) 426 KB  10/26/2022  John Huslig 
Appendices to GMD1 Written Testimony for Initial LEMA Hearing  16 MB  10/14/2022  GMD1 
GMD1 Final Written Testimony for Initial LEMA Hearing with Exhibits  26 MB  10/14/2022  GMD1 
Mike Meyer Written Testimony for Initial LEMA Hearing  822 KB  10/14/2022  DWR 
Comment Supplemental: Revised Historical Water Use and Related Data  20 KB  10/14/2022  John Huslig 
Comment Supplemental: Scott County 2012-2021 Average Irrigation Water Use  328 KB  10/13/2022  John Huslig 
Comment Supplemental: Possible Scott County Management Areas  366 KB  10/13/2022  John Huslig 
John Huslig Written Comments (Revised)  438 KB  10/14/2022  John Huslig 
KGS Open-File Report 2022-8 (KGS Testimony for Initial LEMA Hearing)  5 MB  10/12/2022  KGS 
KGS Written Testimony for Initial LEMA Hearing  816 KB  10/12/2022  KGS 
GMD1 Witness List for Initial Public Hearing
510 KB
10/11/2022
GMD1
KDA Witness List for Initial LEMA Hearing
1 MB
10/11/2022
DWR
Upper Smoky Hill RAC Written Testimony for Initial LEMA Hearing  62 KB  10/10/2022  KWO 



Letters in Support of GMD1 Four-County LEMA 

Document File
Size
Document
Date
Provided By 
KWO Letter of Support  169 KB  10/24/2022  KWO 
Cobalt Cattle Letter of Support  439 KB  08/05/2022  Cobalt Cattle 
Rep. Minnix Letter of Support  343 KB  06/30/2022  Jim Minnix 
Rep. Vaughn Letter of Support  2 MB  06/29/2022  Lindsay Vaughn 
Playa Lakes Joint Venture Letter of Support  1 MB  06/24/2022  Playa Lakes 
Scott City Letter of Support  289 KB  06/24/2022  Scott City 
GMD4 Letter of Support  261 KB  06/09/2022  GMD4 


GMD1 Four-County LEMA Documents
 

Document File
Size
Document
Date
Provided By 
Prehearing Order
2 MB
09/29/2022 DWR
Letter: DWR to GMD1: Proposed Four-County LEMA Found Acceptable for Consideration
977 KB
08/04/2022
DWR
GMD1 Proposal for Four-County LEMA (with Management Plan)
3 MB
07/01/2022  GMD1
Cover Letter: GMD1 Four-County LEMA Proposal  153 KB  07/01/2022  GMD1