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82a-1301. State water plan storage act; definitions. As used in this act, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) "Director" means the director of the Kansas water office.

(b) "Chief engineer" means the chief engineer of the division of water resources of the Kansas department of agriculture.

(c) "Authority" means the Kansas water authority.

(d) "Person" means and includes a natural person, partnership, organization, association, private corporation, public corporation, any taxing district or political subdivision of the state, and any department or agency of the state government.

(e) "Public corporation" means a body that has for its object the government of a political subdivision of this state and includes any county, township, city, district, authority, or other municipal corporation or political subdivision of this state.

(f) "Federal government" means the United States of America or any department or agency thereof.

(g) "Point of diversion for a reservoir" means the point where the longitudinal axis of the dam of a reservoir crosses the center of the streambed.

(h) "Point of rediversion" means the point where released water is taken for beneficial use from the watercourse by which it is transported.

(i) "Point of withdrawal from the reservoir" means the point at which water is taken from the reservoir by pump, siphon, canal or any other device or released through a dam by gates, conduits or any other means.

(j) "Capital cost" means all costs, including the principal and interest thereon, incurred by the state in the construction or acquisition of conservation storage water supply capacity in the reservoir system from which water may be contracted for sale.

(k) "Surplus waters" means waters within the conservation storage water supply capacity committed to the state, but not required to meet contractual requirements made pursuant to K.S.A. 82a-1305, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1974, ch. 452, § 1; L. 1976, ch. 441, § 1; L. 1983, ch. 343, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 382, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 396, § 2; L. 2004, ch. 101, § 150; July 1.

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