Monday, March 8, 2010

Free Water Rights Session Scheduled

We often get calls from folks asking about web data and/or information on water, water rights, water levels, etc. We thought perhaps a series of group sessions about on-line data sources might be helpful. Our first session will be:

March 31, 2010; 1:00 PM; in the district offices, 1175 S. Range, Colby, on the Navigation and Use of WIMAS.

WIMAS is the on-line Water Information Management and Analysis System maintained by DWR but housed on the Kansas Geological Survey computers. It contains all the public information relative to all Kansas water rights. In this session you’ll learn how to find the site and use it.  There is a lot of information on Kansas water rights here, including reported water use, ownership, authorized rates and quantities and more.  The mapping and graphing of the information is also useful.

All we ask is that you register so we can get a bigger room if necessary. Call 785-462-3915 or email if you plan to attend. Later sessions (if the response supports them) will be on water level data; well completion records; and the High Plains Atlas; and perhaps other water-related sites if suggestions are offered from the participants. If there is no interest in WIMAS the later sessions will be cancelled.

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