Seep Ditch Rules

December 16, 2010--State Engineer [visits Lamar], explains water procedures (Lamar Ledger)

State Water Engineer Dick Wolfe and Division Engineer Steve Witte spoke to an overflow crowd of about 100 farmers and ranchers at the Lamar Community Building on topics ranging from the Kansas/Colorado Compact to the seep water issues of concern to many farmers and ranchers. Much of the conversation covered disputes between Kansas and Colorado over water flowing down the Arkansas Rive


November 14, 2010--Water law enforced to the last drop (Pueblo Chieftain)

Enforcing water law, not the economic well-being of some farmers, was the state’s top priority in recent actions to curtail seep ditch rights. “Our intent is not to administer the law in a way that puts people out of business, but we have to administer water rights,” Wolfe said.


October 23, 2010--Lower Ark not happy with seep ditch policy (Pueblo Chieftain)

The Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District board has lingering concerns about whether seep ditches should be curtailed by the state engineer, following a meeting last month. “It has been OK for 100 years. It does not seem right.


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