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Support Growing For Gov. Water Policy Changes

KSCB News - January 3, 2012 3:54 pm

Legislators say there is building support for Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposals to change Kansas policies to conserve the state’s water and extend the life of the its aquifers.

The Republican governor wants to make changes to laws on water
use to encourage conservation and ensure there is enough water for
agricultural, business and municipal uses.

The Topeka Capital Journal reports that
legislators aren’t certain about the details but they are receptive
to making changes in water laws during the 2012 session, which
begins next week.

Senate Majority Leader Jay Emler, a Lindsborg Republican, says
lawmakers could consider ending one policy that requires
water-rights holders to use their annual water allotment or lose
their rights forever.


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