Topeka Gov. Sam Brownback travels to northwestern Kansas this week to sign legislation intended to help conserve and extend the Ogallala Aquifer.
At a ceremony Tuesday in Colby, Brownback will sign a bill that amends the Groundwater Management District Act to allow for creation of local enhanced management areas. The intent is to encourage more local action on saving water.
Brownback proposed several measures this year to promote water conservation. He has already signed bills easing restrictions on use of water rights and giving rights holders more flexibility in managing their allotments over several years.