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82a-927. State water plan; long-range goals. The long-range goals and objectives of the state of Kansas for management, conservation and development of the waters of the state, are hereby declared to be:

(a) The development, to meet the anticipated future needs of the people of the state, of sufficient supplies of water for beneficial purposes;

(b) the reduction of damaging floods and of losses resulting from floods;

(c) the protection and the improvement of the quality of the water supplies of the state;

(d) the sound management, both public and private, of the atmospheric, surface, and groundwater supplies of the state;

(e) the prevention of the waste of the water supplies of the state;

(f) the prevention of the pollution of the water supplies of the state;

(g) the efficient, economic distribution of the water supplies of the state;

(h) the sound coordination of the development of the water resources of the state with the development of the other resources of the state; and

(i) the protection of the public interest through the conservation of the water resources of the state in a technologically and economically feasible manner.

History: L. 1965, ch. 558, § 1; L. 1981, ch. 398, § 9; L. 1986, ch. 392, § 4; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Kansas Groundwater Management Districts," John C. Peck, 29 K.L.R. 51, 83 (1980).

"The Constitutionality of the Kansas Groundwater Antiexportation Statute," Galen M. Buller, 31 K.L.R. 429, 444 (1983).

"Legal Aspects of Water Storage in Federal Reservoirs in Kansas," John C. Peck, 32 K.L.R. 785 (1984).

"A Proposed Strategy to Prevent Groundwater Contamination in Kansas: An Environmental Evaluation," Marsha F. Marshall, 35 K.L.R. 405, 406 (1987).

"High Noon on the Ogallala Aquifer: Agriculture Does Not Live by Farmland Preservation Alone," Myrl L. Duncan, 27 W.L.J. 16, 55 (1987).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Local health departments; home rule; name changes. 87-176.

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