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Republican River Compact Administration to Meet August 24

andy lambertAugust 12, 2016

Ks-Dept-of-Agriculture-LogoThe Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) will hold its 56th annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. MST (2:30 p.m. CST) onWednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The meeting will take place at the Burlington Community Center Conference Hall at 340 S. 14th St. in Burlington, Colo.

The RRCA 2016 meeting is hosted by the Colorado Division of Natural Resources. The meeting will focus on water-related issues and activities, including compact compliance, within the Republican River basin in Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska.

Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska entered into the Republican River Compact in 1943 to provide for the equitable division of the basin’s waters, remove causes of potential controversy, promote interstate cooperation and joint action by the three states and the United States in the efficient use of water and the control of destructive floods as well as provide for the most efficient use of waters in the Republican River basin. The RRCA is composed of three commissioners representing Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska: Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources Chief Engineer David Barfield; Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe, and Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Director Jeff Fassett.

In the morning prior to the meeting, RRCA will hold a work session to prepare for the annual meeting at 8:30 a.m. MST (9:30 a.m. CST) August 24, also in the Conference Hall of the Burlington Community Center. Both the work session and the annual meeting are open to the public.

Individuals who have questions regarding the meeting should contact KDA water management services program manager Chris Beightel at[email protected] for more information.

For additional information about the Republican River compact and this year’s annual meeting, please visit: agriculture.ks.gov/RepublicanRiver.

WHO: Republican River Compact Administration 56th Annual Meeting

WHAT: Work session and annual meeting

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. MST (work session) and 1:30 p.m. MST (annual meeting) August 24, 2016

WHERE: Burlington Community Center, 340 S. 14th St., Burlington, Colo.

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