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82a-703c. Minimum streamflows established. In accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 82a-703a, and amendments thereto, the legislature hereby establishes the following minimum desirable streamflows:

Table—MINIMUM DESIRABLE STREAMFLOWS (cfs)

Watercourse

Month

J

F

M

A(a)

M(a)

J(a)

J

A

S

O

N

D

Marais des Cygnes

Ottawa

15

15

15

15(40)

20(50)

20(50)

25

25

20

15

15

15

LaCygne

20

20

20

20(50)

20(150)

25(150)

25

25

20

20

20

20

Neosho

Americus

5

5

5

5

5(20)

5(30)

5(30)

5

5

5

5

5

Iola

40

40

40

40(60)

40(200)

40(200)

40

40

40

40

40

40

Parsons

50

50

50

50(100)

50(300)

50(300)

50

50

50

50

50

50

Cottonwood

Florence

10

10

10

10 (30)

10 (60)

10 (60)

10

10

10

10

10

10

Plymouth

20

20

20

20 (60)

20 (150)

20 (150)

20

20

20

20

20

20

Little Arkansas

Alta Mills

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

Valley Center

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

20

Arkansas River

Kinsley (b)

2

2

3

3

5

5

3

1

1

1

2

2

Great Bend (b)

3

3

3

3

10

10

5

3

2

2

2

3

Hutchinson

80

80

100

100

100

100

80

80

60

60

60

80

Rattlesnake Creek

Macksville (b)

5

5

10

10

10

10

5

1

1

1

5

5

Zenith

15

15

15

15

15

15

5

3

3

3

10

15

North Fork Ninnescah Above

Cheney

40

50

50

50

40

30

10

5

5

10

40

40

South Fork Ninnescah

Pratt

10

10

10

8

8

8

5

5

5

5

10

10

Murdock

80

90

90

90

90

50

30

30

30

50

80

80

Ninnescah

Peck

100

100

100

100

100

70

30

30

30

50

100

100

Saline

Russell

5

5

15

15

15

12

2

2

2

5

5

5

Smoky Hill

Ellsworth(c)

20

20

25

30

35

45

35

15

15

15

20

20

Medicine Lodge

Kiowa

50

55

60

60

40

30

6

1

1

4

40

50

Chikaskia

Corbin

30

45

50

45

40

30

16

5

5

8

30

30

Big Blue

Marysville

100

100

125

150

150 (d)

150 (d)

80

90

65

80

80

80

Little Blue

Barnes

100

100

125

150

150 (d)

150 (d)

75

80

60

80

80

80

Republican

Concordia (e)

100

125

150

150

150

150

150

150

80

65

80

100

Clay Center

125

150

200

250

250

250

200

200

100

90

100

125

Mill Creek

Paxico

8

8

8

25

30

35

10

5

5

2

5

8

Delaware

Muscotah

10

10

20

20

20

20

5

3

3

2

10

10

Walnut River

Winfield

30

35

40

65

100

100

30

25

20

20

20

30

Whitewater River

Towanda

10

15

15

20

25

25

10

5

5

5

6

10

Spring River

Baxter Springs (f)

175

200

250

300

450

350

200

160

120

120

150

175

Chapman Creek

Chapman

10

15

15

15

15

15

10

10

10

10

10

10

Solomon River

Niles

40

50

60

60

90

90

50

50

40

40

40

40

(a) Spawning flows to be managed if reservoirs in flood pool; otherwise use lower flows.

(b) Subject to subsequent assessment of lagged effects of extensive groundwater appropriations in regional aquifer.

(c) Subject to subsequent assessment of lagged effects of upstream depletions.

(d) Subject to the stateline flows contained in the Blue River Compact.

(e) Subject to subsequent assessment of Harlan County reservoir operations, development of compact stateline flows and lagged effects of upstream depletions.

(f) Flows measured at Quapah, Oklahoma; may need review if a new station is established.

History: L. 1985, ch. 338, § 2; L. 1987, ch. 402, § 1; L. 1989, ch. 309, § 1; April 13.


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