11-30-17 KDA News: Arkansas River Compact Administration Annual Meeting in Lamar, CO on Dec 7th…

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Arkansas River Compact Administration Annual Meeting to Be Held Dec. 7

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Kansas-Colorado Arkansas River Compact Administration (ARCA) will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Lamar Colorado. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. MST (9:00 a.m. CST) in Room 139 of the Bowman Building at Lamar Community College, 2401 S. Main Street in Lamar, Colorado. The meeting will be recessed for lunch at about noon and will reconvene for the completion of business in the afternoon as necessary. The meeting is open to the public.

The Administration will consider for adoption updates to the bylaws, for the purpose of modernizing communication between ARCA members.

In addition, the Engineering, Operations, and Administrative/Legal Committees of ARCA will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at the same location, starting at 1:30 p.m. MST (2:30 p.m. CST) and continuing to completion. The public is welcome to attend the committee meetings; however, time for comments may be limited.

Meetings of ARCA are operated in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a special accommodation as a result of a disability please contact Stephanie Gonzales at 719-688-0799 at least three days before the meeting.

Questions about the meeting can be addressed to Chris Beightel, program manager for water management services at KDA–DWR, at 785-564-6659 or Chris.Beightel@ks.gov. Additional information about the Kansas–Colorado Arkansas River Compact and the annual meeting can be found on the KDA website at agriculture.ks.gov/ARCA or at the compact’s website at www.co-ks-arkansasrivercompactadmin.org.

WHO:             Open to the public

WHAT:           Annual meeting of the Kansas-Colorado Arkansas River Compact Administration

WHEN:           Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. MST (9:00 a.m. CST)

WHERE:         Lamar Community College Bowman Building, Room 139, 2401 S. Main Street, Lamar, Colorado

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.