Jim McLean, KHI News Service

Lawmakers Consider Massive Aqueduct to Western KS

MissouriRiver Flickr_Theresa-WysockiAn autumn view of the Missouri River as seen while standing on the 4-State Lookout platform in White Cloud, Kan. (Flickr Photo by Theresa Wysocki)

Kansas lawmakers are at least considering the idea of building a massive, $4.5 billion aqueduct from the Missouri River to western Kansas. One southwest Kansas official is urging legislators to stake a claim now to “high flow” water from the Missouri River. He says the state should reserve the water in case a once-forgotten aqueduct project is revived and funded. We get more from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

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The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee took no action on the aqueduct issue after Wednesday’s hearing.


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