Water Supply and Use

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Kansas Water Use information is critical for water supply planning, regulation, and scientific studies that further our understanding of water resources.

Please visit the National Water Use Information Program web page at http://water.usgs.gov/watuse/ for further information on definitions, publications, and​ ​guidelines for data collection. Categorical Kansas 2010 water-use data can be accessed and downloaded at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ks/nwis/water_use/.

Water-use data are collected on an annual basis by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources, as part of this agency’s role in managing water rights and water resources in Kansas (http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/dwr). The Kansas Water Office uses the data in its programs involving water planning, water conservation, Water Assurance Districts, and Water Marketing (http://www.kwo.org/).

Annual publications of Kansas municipal and irrigation water-use data are prepared by the USGS, DWR, and KWO. The most recent national report available is for 2010 and the next report in this series will present information for 2018.