The Arkansas River Compact Commission will meet Thursday in Lamar


From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

The Arkansas River Compact Administration will meet at 8:30 Thursday morning in Lamar, and two proposed projects for the The engineering committee has scheduled discussions on Wednesday about the Arkansas Valley Super Ditch and a proposed pipeline by GP Water from Lamar to Elbert and El Paso counties. The administration could take up discussion of either item if it is referred from the committee…

The purpose of the compact is to settle disputes over use of the Arkansas River and to remove causes of future controversy between Colorado and Kansas. The administration for years was deadlocked as the 1985 U.S. Supreme Court case over the compact unfolded. The case was finally settled in 2009 with a final opinion.

Colorado representatives are Jennifer Gimbel, executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources; Colin Thompson of Holly; and Matt Heimerich of Ordway.

Kansas representatives are David Barfield, chief engineer of the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources; David Brenn of Garden City; and Randy Hayzlett of Laki.

More Arkansas River basin coverage here.

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