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Water Resources

2007 Session - January through May

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to WATER RESOURCES, January through May, 2007.

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The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue


ARTICLES ON WATER RESOURCES, January through May, 2007


David Klepper
Lakes hurt by sediment overload
Kansas City Star, 1/1/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chad Lawhorn
Douglas County drying out
Lawrence Journal World, 1/2/2007


Kansas Geological Survey is measuring water wells in western part of state
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/4/2007


Duane Schrag
What drought?
Emporia Gazette, 1/6/2007


Associated Press
What drought? Statistics show Kansas is nowhere near historic lows
Garden City Telegram, 1/6/2007


Duane Schrag
Drought? Statistics show state is far from historic lows
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2007


Duane Schrag
Weather or not?
Salina Journal, 1/7/2007


Duane Schrag
What drought? Statistics show Kansas is nowhere near historic lows
Lawrence Journal World, 1/8/2007


Mike Belt
Bottom-feeding fish still not safe for consumption
Lawrence Journal World, 1/10/2006


Sarah Kessinger
On the table: Our water's future
Hutchinson News, 1/12/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chad Lawhorn
Lecompton $400,000 grant helps town pay for plant
Lawrence Journal World, 1/13/2007


Journal's opinion line ext. 333
Salina Journal, 1/13/2007


Randy Scholfield
Overtapped do more to conserve state water supply
Wichita Eagle, 1/14/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Lecompton toasts new water plant
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2007

Karen Shideler
State says to limit eating river fish
Wichita Eagle, 1/15/2007 [Newsbank article]


Stacie Minson
WRAPS looks to protect northwest Kansas watersheds
Salina Journal, 1/20/2007

Letters to the Journal
Salina Journal, 1/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
More access points for river?
Hutchinson News, 1/21/2007


Tim Hrenchir
County will hear trout stocking request
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2007


Scott Rochat
Study would look at river basin
Emporia Gazette, 1/22/2007


Michael Pearce
Coalition wants more Kansans to be able to enjoy river's beauty
Wichita Eagle, 1/25/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Bill funds water efficiency efforts
Salina Journal, 1/25/2007


Randy Scholfield
Access discover the Ark River
Wichita Eagle, 1/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Editorial Board
River access
Hutchinson News, 1/29/2007


Chad Lawhorn
What waste! City operation rewarded for water treatment
Lawrence Journal World, 1/31/2007


Charles D. Farr
Hooper hit the target with ethanol essay
Hays Daily News, 1/31/2007


Stephanie Farley
Ulysses moves forward with plan
Garden City Telegram, 2/1/2007


Mike Corn
State looks to buy lake water rights
Hays Daily News, 2/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Bill would pay to retire water rights
Hutchinson News, 2/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


State receives money to study playa lakes
Hays Daily News, 2/2/2007


Kathy Hanks
New Equus manager in a less-exotic locale
Hutchinson News, 2/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal
Water rate talks tabled
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2007


Roxana Hegeman
Wet winter eases drought
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2007

Sarah Kessinger
Water wells being studied
Salina Journal, 2/10/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Well dispute sparks conservation questions
Hutchinson News, 2/10/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Lawmakers question new wells as conservation bills surface
Garden City Telegram, 2/10/2007


Editorial Board
Water hypocrisy
Hutchinson News, 2/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Darrin Stineman
Forum re-enforces Salina's dilemma
Salina Journal, 2/12/2007


Beccy Tanner
Water's lead level will bring warning
Wichita Eagle, 2/14/2007 [Newsbank article]


Nate Jenkins
Nebraska faces tough talks about water use
Salina Journal, 2/15/2007
Associated Press
Nebraska, Kansas face tough talk with water woes
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2007

Amy Bickel
Landowners worry about trespassers on Ark River
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2007


Associated Press
Kansas drought has been much worse, statistics show
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/16/2007


Chad Lawhorn
Water treatment plant expansion to cost $4M more
Lawrence Journal World, 2/17/2007


Duane Schrag
Water control could be limited
Salina Journal, 2/17/2007

Editorial Board
Ark River access
Hutchinson News, 2/17/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Groundwater control bill before House
Hutchinson News, 2/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


Lisa Taylor
Facts left out
Hutchinson News, 2/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


Duane Schrag
House takes up water control bill today
Salina Journal, 2/20/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Moratorium on water protection fails in House
Hutchinson News, 2/21/2007


Duane Schrag
Water-related bill narrowly voted down
Salina Journal, 2/21/2007


Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers protest releases from reservoirs
Lawrence Journal World, 2/22/2007


Anna Staatz
Water release from reservoirs worrisome
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2007


Duane Schrag
Some intent on ending state's water powers
Salina Journal, 2/22/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Missouri navigation draining lakes
Salina Journal, 2/22/2007


Associated Press
Lawmakers dislike plan to release water from lakes
Manhattan Mercury, 2/22/2007


Tom Bell
Water threat disregarded [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/22/2007


Associated Press
Reservoirs water release continues
Junction City Daily Union, 2/23/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Legislators have differing views on water conservation
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2007 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Some questions water conservation steps
Garden City Telegram, 2/24/2007


Amy Bickel
Board seeks to conserve water
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Leaders differ on water
Hays Daily News, 2/26/2007


Tom Bell
Your vote today is important [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/27/2007

Robin Bailey
State has long needed to regulate pumping of water
Hays Daily News, 2/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Amy Bickel
Man drops petition for water rights
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Waterway commerce drying up
Salina Journal, 3/2/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Kansas presses for changes in reservoir releases
Hutchinson News, 3/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


Duane Schrag
Officials: Release less water
Salina Journal, 3/3/2007


Duane Schrag
Letter writer suspended
Salina Journal, 3/3/2007


Tom Bell
What's the best use of water? [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/4/2007


Amy Bickel
Fighting for water is our past, present and future
Hutchinson News, 3/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Amy Bickel
Irrigation vital to SW Kansas
Hutchinson News, 3/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Maria Sudekum Fisher
Crop irrigation creates controversy over water use
Wichita Eagle, 3/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Duane Schrag
Chairman of water basin suspended over letter
Hays Daily News, 3/5/2007


Martin Hawver
House kills water bill tha deserves attention
Junction City Daily Union, 3/5/2007


Duane Schrag
State may reduce Kanopolis feed
Salina Journal, 3/6/2007


Darrin Stineman
City officials say they are working on water problems
Salina Journal, 3/6/2007


Randy Scholfield
Safeguard don't turn off state oversight of water
Wichita Eagle, 3/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Some blame irrigation for water shortages
Manhattan Mercury, 3/7/2007


Tim Unruh
Irrigators learn about saving water
Salina Journal, 3/7/2007

James A. Marples
Refurbish streams, lakes to make better use of water [letter to the editor]
Salina Journal, 3/8/2007


Associated Press
Costs rising for SW Kansas lake
Wichita Eagle, 3/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 3/9/2007


Amy Bickel
Water salinity increasing, causing quality problems
Hutchinson News, 3/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Amy Bickel
Water is everything dry rivers a sign of the times and the need to save what we can
Hutchinson News, 3/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Duane Schrag
Are lines being drawn?
Salina Journal, 3/11/2007


Ralph Ostmeyer
Water conservation bill needs closer look
Hays Daily News, 3/11/2007

Wichita Eagle
An inadequate response
Hutchinson News, 3/12/2007


Tom Bell
Tomorrow's water is spent today [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/12/2007
Duane Schrag
State wants pact to preserve water
Salina Journal, 3/13/2007

Duane Schrag
Water changes reducing Kanopolis water flow would affect Salina
Salina Journal, 3/14/2007 [Newsbank article]


Wichita Eagle
Others' views on oversight of water:
Junction City Daily Union, 3/14/2007


Doug Wildin
Finding a boundary
Hutchinson News, 3/15/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Program to shut Ark River wells approved
Hutchinson News, 3/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Randy Scholfield
Conserve bill protects state's water
Wichita Eagle, 3/17/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tom Cole
Water depletion a serious issue [your views]
Garden City Telegram, 3/17/2007


Amy Bickel
Group thinks Ark could be paddlers' haven
Hutchinson News, 3/18/2007 [Newsbank article]


Amy Bickel
Playing in river's water just a memory for some
Hutchinson News, 3/18/2007 [Newsbank article]


Katie Stockstill
Bill could help beautify Fort Scott river
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/18/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dan Johnson
Protecting water rights in western Kansas
Hays Daily News, 3/18/2007

Associatd Press
Groundwater report shows continued decline
Lawrence Journal World, 3/22/2007


Associated Press
Kansas water levels continue decline
Kansas City Star, 3/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


Editorial Board
Half full or half empty?
Hutchinson News, 3/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Green
Maize, Equus begin water runoff testing
Hutchinson News, 3/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kansas groundwater levels continued to drop in 2006
Emporia Gazette, 3/22/2007


John Green
Equus water level drop
Hutchinson News, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Officials seek answers on suspension
Hutchinson News, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Amy Bickel
Experts: Ark flow will continue in Hutch
Hutchinson News, 3/25/2007 [Newsbank article]


Amy Bickel
Against the flow
Hutchinson News, 3/25/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tom Bell
Saving water is the key [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/25/2007


Bob Hooper
Dwindling water, the public, the law
Hays Daily News, 3/25/2007


Duane Schrag
Salina may soon have to pay for the water it's been getting from Kanopolis Lake for free
Salina Journal, 3/25/2007


Kathy Hanks
Although river flows, many say it will not last
Hutchinson News, 3/26/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Irrigator payment bill stalls
Hutchinson News, 3/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Editorial Board
Ark River decline
Hutchinson News, 3/27/2007 [Newsbank article]

John Schlageck
Whose water?
Chanute Tribune, 3/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
House leaders split on water bill
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Bill would address water concerns
Salina Journal, 3/29/2007


Duane Schrag
Questions remain about Kanopolis data
Salina Journal, 3/29/2007


John Curtis
HorseThief board conducts public hearing on projects increased cost
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/30/2007


Dave Stephens
Reservoir to get additional $4.5M in bonds
Hutchinson News, 3/31/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Schlageck
Who's water?
Emporia Gazette, 3/31/2007


Mary Rintoul
'Mighty Ark' merely a memory from long ago
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2007 [Newsbank article]


Editorial Board
No horse sense
Hutchinson News, 4/2/2007

Sarah Kessinger
Conservation bill scaled back moved for vote
Hutchinson News, 4/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ben Huie
River worries unwarranted
Wichita Eagle, 4/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Duane Schrag
Welcome water
Salina Journal, 4/4/2007

Associated Press
FEMA wants costly levee inspections
Wichita Eagle, 4/5/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Nebraska mulls buying Kansas water
Salina Journal, 4/5/2007


Duane Schrag
Aquifer talk floods water officials
Salina Journal, 4/5/2007


John Green
State water board alters priorities
Hutchinson News, 4/5/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dawn Shoffner
What's that smell in Geary County? [letters to the editor]
Junction City Daily Union, 4/5/2007


The Capital-Journal
Dam owners urged to look for damage
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/6/2007


Associated Press
Kansas water board puts groundwater consumption high on its priority list
Kansas City Star, 4/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Time to get serious about Ogallala Aquifer
Wichita Eagle, 4/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Darrin Stineman
Tiered water-rate structure likely
Salina Journal, 4/10/2007


Tom Bell
Water restrictions necessary [editorial]
Salina Journal, 4/10/2007


Duane Schrag
Office cancels release request
Salina Journal, 4/10/2007


Nate Jenkins
Lawmakers support water plan
Salina Journal, 4/11/2007


Nate Jenkins
Lawmakers give first-round approval to tax-heavy water plan
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/12/2007


Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
Outpouring of concern shown as Kansas economy turns on water
Johnson County Sun, 4/12/2007


Nate Jenkins
Water overuse tax bill gains steam
Hutchinson News, 4/13/2007


Associated Press
New levee in KCK area proposed
Lawrence Journal World, 4/16/2007


Salina Journal
Water: Use it with respect
Hutchinson News, 4/16/2007


Chad Lawhorn
Water rate estimates more than expected
Lawrence Journal World, 4/18/2007


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