Rattlesnake Creek Subbasin is in the following counties: Stafford, Edwards, Kiowa, Rice, Reno, Barton, Pawnee, Pratt, Ford and Clark. It covers approximately 1,303 sq. miles. It has two aquifer systems including Great Bend Prairie – High Plains and alluvial aquifers. The Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is also in the subbasin. It is located near the confluence of Rattlesnake Creek and the Arkansas River. The Refuge is dependent on surface water from Rattlesnake Creek. In 1993, residents of the Rattlesnake Creek Subbasin and government agencies formed the Rattlesnake Creek/Quivira Partnership. The partners developed and implemented solutions to water resource concerns within the subbasin. The partners are the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, GMD No. 5, Water Protection Association of Central Kansas and Kansas Department of Agriculture-Division of Water Resources.
This collection contains relevant documents such as annual field summaries, management plans, advisory committee meeting minutes, and newsletters.