WCA making gains in Wichita Co.
An aggressive water conservation plan is gaining a toehold in Wichita County and could serve as a model for other areas across the state.
Four consent agreements have currently been approved for the newly established Water Conservation Area (WCA) and others are pending. The approved agreements cover about 930 acres and will save 980 acre feet of water over the next seven years.
“This is such a creative and encouraging way to do conservation,” says Susan Metzger, assistant secretary with the Kansas Department of Agriculture. “This is a plan that’s locally led and managed which gives it the highest probability for long-term success.”
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