NRCS Ogallala Aquifer Initiative: Kansas Producers Self-regulate Water Use

Dec 9, 2013

Credit Kansas Ground Water Management

New legislation in Kansas makes it possible for producers to work within water conservation districts to create Locally Enhanced Management Areas (LEMAs) and agree among themselves how much groundwater use they can curtail. Brad Oelke talks about the first LEMA, which began in January 2013, and how NRCS may be able to help irrigators reduce consumption.

This episode of Playa Country is the second in a three-part series on water conservation plans under the NRCS Ogallala Aquifer Initiative. It first aired on High Plains Public Radio December 10, 2013.