Kansas forms plan to keep water flowing for next 50 years

07/01/2014 6:57 AM

07/01/2014 6:57 AM

Kansas is poised to release the first draft of a 50-year “water vision” plan that aims to ensure a reliable supply for all citizens.

The Kansas Water Office plans to post the document Tuesday on its website, so that citizens may read it before officials begin a statewide tour next week to gather more public input.

Vision team leader Susan Metzger says in a news release that while recognizing one size does not fit all, a reliable water supply means more than quantity. The quality of the water resources is equally important. She says public information and education is critical to the plan’s successful adoption.

Kansas in the past few years has seen the extremes of extended drought and cases of flooding.

A statewide tour is planned July 7-11.

| The Associated Press

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