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82a-1803. Same; water conservation projects fund redesignated Arkansas river water conservation projects fund; source of funds; projects. (a) There is hereby established in the state treasury the water conservation projects fund, to be administered by the director of the Kansas water office. The water conservation projects fund is hereby redesignated as the Arkansas river water conservation projects fund.

(b) Revenue from the following sources shall be credited to the Arkansas river water conservation projects fund:

(1) Amounts provided for by K.S.A. 82a-1801, and amendments thereto; and

(2) moneys received from any source by the state in the form of gifts, grants, reimbursements or appropriations for use for the purposes of the fund.

(c) Moneys credited to the Arkansas river water conservation projects fund shall be expended only [for] conservation projects, utilization efficiency, administrative requirements and delivery projects, and similar types of projects, in those areas of the state lying in the upper Arkansas river basin and directly impacted by the provisions of the Arkansas river compact between this state and the state of Colorado.

(d) The types of projects that may be funded under subsection (a)(1) of K.S.A. 82a-1801, and amendments thereto, include:

(1) Efficiency improvements to canals or laterals owned by a ditch company or projects to improve the operational efficiency or management of such canals or laterals;

(2) water use efficiency devices, tailwater systems or irrigation system efficiency upgrades;

(3) water measurement flumes, meters, gauges, data collection platforms or related monitoring equipment;

(4) artificial recharge or purchase of water rights for stream recovery or aquifer restoration;

(5) maintenance of the Arkansas river channel; or

(6) monitoring and enforcement of Colorado's compliance with the Arkansas river compact.

Moneys credited to the fund may be expended to reimburse costs of projects described by this subsection that were required by the division of water resources and commenced on or after July 1, 1994.

History: L. 1996, ch. 217, § 2; L. 2004, ch. 101, § 181; L. 2011, ch. 74, § 4; July 1.

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