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Published October 28, 2011, 09:20 AM

Kansas ag department, KSU host meetings on water rights

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture and Kansas State University are holding four meetings next month to educate water rights holders about their options during drought.

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture and Kansas State University are holding four meetings next month to educate water rights holders about their options during drought.

The department's Division of Water Resources says the meetings will also include information about managing next year's water supply. The meetings are planned for Nov. 15 in Larned and Pratt, and Nov. 16 in Garden City and Hugoton.

Sections of Kansas have been experiencing severe drought lately. The dry conditions prompted the state to let water rights holders borrow from their 2012 allocation this year or spread out their allocations across a five-year period.

The Agriculture Department says those options will be discussed in detail at the meetings, which are open to the public.

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