Arkansas River Compact Administration to meet Dec. 6
The Arkansas River Compact Administration will hold its annual meeting Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Clarion Inn Conference Center at 1911 E. Kansas Avenue, Garden City, Kan.
ARCA administers provisions of the Kansas-Colorado Arkansas River Compact, including operations of the John Martin Reservoir. Topics to be discussed at the annual meeting include a review of John Martin Reservoir operations, a compliance update, committee reports, and updates from state and federal agencies.
Kansas has three representatives serving on ARCA, including David Barfield, chief engineer of the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Water Resources; David Brenn, Garden City; and Randy Hayzlett, Lakin.
ARCA's Operations, Administrative and Legal, and Engineering committees will meet on Dec. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn Conference Center.
The annual and committee meetings are open to the public. Individuals who require special accommodation should notify Stephanie Gonzales at 719-734-5102 at least three days prior to the meetings. The annual meeting agenda is posted on the Kansas Department of Agriculture's website.
The Kansas-Colorado Arkansas River Compact was negotiated in 1948 between Kansas and Colorado with participation by the federal government. Its stated purposes are to settle existing disputes and remove causes of future controversy between Colorado and Kansas regarding Arkansas River water and to equitably divide and apportion the water between Colorado and Kansas, including benefits arising from John Martin Reservoir.