Top priority of 50-year water plan is being addressed

Top priority of 50-year water plan is being addressed

Dredging of John Redmond Reservoir to restore water storage capacity is under way; project is one of most expensive of water plan priorities

One of the biggest, most expensive priorities of the Governor's 50 Year Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas has been addressed with the ongoing dredging of the John Redmond Reservoir in eastern Kansas to restore additional water storage capacity.

The dredging began in June and is the first in the country to be conducted by a state rather than the Army Corps of Engineers.

Read more about the dredging project here:

http://farmprogress.com/story-kansas-water-plan-advances-john-redmond-dredging-kicks-off-9-141486

Find out about the initiative to increase the conservation pool at John Redmond here:

http://farmprogress.com/story-two-foot-lake-level-increase-approved-john-redmond-9-100102

BEGIN DREDGING: Gov. Sam Brownback, left, pushes the buttom to order the beginnning of the dredging project at John Redmond Reservoir. At riight is Kansas Water Office Director, Tracy Streeter.

Read about the implementation of the 50-year water plan here:

http://farmprogress.com/story-governor-says-time-implement-water-vision-9-134359

Learn about the history of the 50-year plan here:

http://magissues.farmprogress.com/ksf/KS12Dec13/ksf008.pdf

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