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Kansas water policy proposals advancing

February 2, 2012

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— Two pieces of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to revise the state's policies on water use have cleared legislative hurdles.

The House voted Thursday to eliminate a requirement that rights holders use a prescribed allotment of water or lose their rights. The 124-0 vote sent the measure to the Senate.

Later in the day, the Senate voted 39-0 for a bill modifying a program that gives water right holders flexibility in how much of their allotment they use each year. It also provides for a percentage of that amount to be held in conservation.

Brownback says his proposals would encourage conservation of groundwater, including the Ogallala Aquifer, to sustain agriculture production and related industries.

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