Saline County

Project Name Summary/Additional Information
High School Lake and Stream Monitoring For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or
Investigation of Contamination Threat to Ottawa County Rural Water District No 2 For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or
Kanopolis Lake-Smokey Hill River Watershed Water Quality Protection Information and Education Project - Part 1 & 2 The purpose of this project is to inform and educate communities in the seven counties the Kanopolis lake watershed intersects of the value of Kanopolis lake and its tributary streams as a public water supply, recreation area and aquatic life support. Information and education activities include a newsletter, task force, participation in local events (such as county fairs) and newspaper articles. This project also will help inform watershed stakeholders of a companion watershed assessment project being performed by Kansas State University. The KSU project is using AGNPS (a computer model) to estimate watershed pollutant loads discharged to Kanopolis lake under various watershed management scenarios. Once the KSU work is completed, Post Rock will provide leadership in formulating water quality goals for the lake and watershed.
Kanopolis Watershed Assessment The Watershed Management Section has granted 319 funding to the Clay County Conservation District to implement the Addressing Water Quality Concerns on Clay County Farmsteads project. This project is intended to identify 5 farmsteads in Clay County to complete the River Friendly Farms Assessment. Each farmer will receive an incentive of $100 for completing the assessment. After the assessment is complete, each farmer will be eligible for an additional $1,000 to address the most significant pollution concern identified during the assessment.
Smoky Hill Watershed Demonstration For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or