TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Gov. Sam Brownback travels to northwestern
Kansas this week to sign legislation intended to help conserve and
extend the Ogallala Aquifer.
At a ceremony Tuesday in Colby, Brownback will sign a bill that
amends the Groundwater Management District Act to allow for
creation of local enhanced management areas. The intent is to
encourage more local action on saving water.
Brownback proposed several measures this year to promote water
conservation. He has already signed bills easing restrictions on
use of water rights and giving rights holders more flexibility in
managing their allotments over several years.