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82a-903. Same; formulation of state water plan; cooperation of state water agencies; advice of general public. In accordance with the policies and long-range goals and objectives established by the legislature, the office shall formulate on a continuing basis a comprehensive state water plan for the management, conservation and development of the water resources of the state. Such state water plan shall include sections corresponding with water planning areas as determined by the office. The Kansas water office and the Kansas water authority shall seek advice from the general public and from committees consisting of individuals with knowledge of and interest in water issues in the water planning areas. The plan shall set forth the recommendations of the office for the management, conservation and development of the water resources of the state, including the general location, character, and extent of such existing and proposed projects, programs, and facilities as are necessary or desirable in the judgment of the office to accomplish such policies, goals and objectives. The plan shall specify standards for operation and management of such projects, programs, and facilities as are necessary or desirable. The plan shall be formulated and used for the general purpose of accomplishing the coordinated management, conservation and development of the water resources of the state. The division of water resources of the Kansas department of agriculture, state geological survey, the division of environment of the department of health and environment, department of wildlife, parks and tourism, Kansas department of agriculture division of conservation and all other interested state agencies shall cooperate with the office in formulation of such plan.

History: L. 1963, ch. 514, § 3; L. 1975, ch. 462, § 129; L. 1981, ch. 398, § 3; L. 1984, ch. 379, § 2; L. 1985, ch. 340, § 1; L. 1989, ch. 118, § 193; L. 2004, ch. 101, § 146; L. 2012, ch. 140, § 135; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was amended twice in the 2012 session, see also 82a-903a.

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