Water Resource Planner

Water Resource Planner
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Published May 19, 2010
Location South Central Kansas
Categories Infrastructure Management, Water Resources
Author Mark Jakubauskas
License Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives - Creative Commons License

Description

The Regional Economic Area Partnership (REAP) is comprised of thirty-seven city and county governments in nine counties of South Central Kansas, which include Butler, Cowley, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, McPherson, Reno, Sedgwick and Sumner counties. These jurisdictions have voluntarily joined together to guide state and national actions that affect economic development in the region, and to consider and adopt joint actions among member governments that enhance the regional economy. REAP’s mission is to guide state and national actions that affect economic development in the region and adopt joint actions among member governments that enhance the regional economy. Within REAP, the Water Resources Committee identifies and coordinates collaborative efforts on regional issues of water quality and supply in South Central Kansas.

Given the potential for continued growth and the need for responsible land use planning within south-central Kansas, the Regional Economic Area Partnership Water Resources Committee has partnered with the Kansas Biological Survey and the Kansas Water Office to develop an online Water Resources Planner (WRP). The WRP provides a valuable informational foundation for land use and development decisions in the region by allowing users to overlay data sets of information related to the natural resources in the region to have a better understanding of the impacts of land use decisions. Some of the layers available include Public Water Supply (PWS) facilities, PWS source points, wells, stream flow stations, confinement ponds, dry and abandoned oil and gas wells, floodplains, soil conditions, landfills, and quarries. Additional data and layers and more comprehensive data for the existing layers will be added as they become available.

For more information, please contact:

REAP Water Resources Committee: Angela Buzard, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260. Telephone (316) 978-3401, email: angela.buzard@wichita.edu
angela.buzard@wichita.edu

Kansas Biological Survey: Mark Jakubauskas, Kansas Biological Survey, 2101 Constant Ave., Lawrence, Kansas 66047. Telephone: (785) 864-1508, email: mjakub@ku.edu

Kansas Water Office: Debra Baker, Kansas Water Office, 901 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66612. Telephone: (785) 296-3185, email: Debra.Baker@kwo.ks.gov

Web Maps

Web Mapping Application

http://kars.ku.edu/maps/wrp

Web Service (WMS)

http://kars.ku.edu/ArcGIS/rest/services/WaterResourcePlanner/MapServer